There is a bug in BGinfo that some of you may have noticed which causes the applied wallpaper to be tiled even though bginfo is set to “stretch” mode. This occurs on windows 8/10 where you have the following setting set to more than 100% :
No matter what i tried to do i could not get BGInfo to behave. I noted that this issue is a problem on machines with a higher horizontal resolution than “1680”. I put together the below powershell script to check this resolution, and if greater than 1680 , bypass bginfo and set a normal (corporate) wallpaper without BGinfo applied, otherwise BGinfo will run as normal.
This file runs as a user logon startup script.
Note: The only issue with this script is the user will have to log off/on to see the changes for the first time. I tried to use an old unsupported method (from WindowsXP) of ” rundll32.exe user32.dll, UpdatePerUserSystemParameters ” but this doesnt work, if anyone has any suggestions on what replaces this command let me know in comments.
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|Set-ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Force|
|if ((Test-Path "C:\Windows\Media\Wallpaper.jpg") -eq $false)|
|Copy-Item -Path ("\\server\Themes\BrandingOfficial\Desktop Wallpaper 2560x1440px 1 – v1.0.jpg") -Destination C:\windows\media\Wallpaper.jpg -Force|
|Write-Host "Wallpaper Copied"|
|Set-ItemProperty -path 'HKCU:\Control Panel\Desktop\' -name Wallpaper -value "C:\Windows\Media\Wallpaper.jpg"|
|Set-ItemProperty -path 'HKCU:\Control Panel\Desktop\' -name TileWallpaper -value "0"|
|Set-ItemProperty -path 'HKCU:\Control Panel\Desktop\' -name WallpaperStyle -value "2"|
|$bginfo = Set-Location \\server\dfs\apps\bginfo\|
|$res = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_VideoController | Select-Object CurrentHorizontalResolution|
|if ($res.CurrentHorizontalResolution -le '1680')|
|Write-Host "bginfo will apply"|
|$args = @('/TIMER:00', '/SILENT', '/NOLICPROMPT')|
|& "$bginfo.\bginfo.exe" "$bginfo.\Bginfo.bgi" $args|
|Write-Host "Processed Local wallpaper"|