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[Help] Modify 3D Text ScreenSaver in Registry Entry

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tomking

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Hi Guys :hello:

I am trying to make a login script that will auto set user's screen saver as sstext3d.scr.
Bascially, this script just modify the registry entry.
I can find the entry for active screen saver and set timeout, password protection.
Also I can find the the entries like Screen Saver.3DFlyingObj,3DPipes,Marquee...

But there is no entry for 3DText. I google a lot but only find posts say it should be under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\CONTROL PANEL\DESKTOP\Screen Saver.3DText.
But IT IS NOT THERE! :huh:

However, I found an entry for sstext3d.scr. But, the bloody value is Hexdecimal!
The key path is:
My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\MUILanguages\RCV2\sstext3d.scr
You can find it by search "sstext3d.scr"
Anyone got idea how to modify this entry?

Sorry, forgot to tell the OS is XP.

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nmX.Memnoch

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You'll find it under the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Screensavers\Text3D

The value you want to change is DisplayString. Why they chose to put it there for Windows XP instead of with the other screensaver configurations is beyond me...

BTW, the way I found it was to configure the screensaver to use some text I knew probably wouldn't be anywhere else in the registry. Then I opened regedit and searched on that text (which was, of all things, "FindMe"). :)

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[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Screensavers\Text3D]
"DisplayString"="SIMPSONS RULE"
Hex:
526573697374616e636520697320667574696c6521

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You said logon script.. I am thinking you are running AD to deploy this... if so... this is what I did to so something similar. I created a custom ADM file to configure the 3dtext screensaver. This is a little more extensive than you are looking for but it will allow you to configure ALL the settings for the 3d text.. color, size, speed..blah blah blah..
Copy and past this information into notepad

----------COPY EVERYTHING BELOW THIS LINE----------

CLASS USER

CATEGORY "Software\Microsoft\Screensavers\Text3D"
KEYNAME "Software\Microsoft\Screensavers\Text3D"

POLICY "SurfaceType"
PART "SurfaceType"
NUMERIC
VALUENAME "SurfaceType"
END PART
END POLICY

POLICY "SurfaceColor"
PART "SurfaceColor"
NUMERIC
VALUENAME "SurfaceColor"
END PART
END POLICY

POLICY "MeshQuality"
PART "MeshQuality"
NUMERIC
VALUENAME "MeshQuality"
END PART
END POLICY

POLICY "Size"
PART "Size"
NUMERIC
VALUENAME "Size"
END PART
END POLICY

POLICY "RotationSpeed"
PART "RotationSpeed"
NUMERIC
VALUENAME "RotationSpeed"
END PART
END POLICY

POLICY "RotationStyle"
PART "RotationStyle"
NUMERIC
VALUENAME "RotationStyle"
END PART
END POLICY

POLICY "DisplayString"
PART "DisplayString"
EDITTEXT
DEFAULT "Your Text"
VALUENAME "DisplayString"
END PART
END POLICY

POLICY "DisplayTime"
PART "DisplayTime"
NUMERIC
VALUENAME "DisplayTime"
END PART
END POLICY

POLICY "FontWeight"
PART "FontWeight"
NUMERIC
VALUENAME "FontWeight"
END PART
END POLICY

POLICY "FontHeight"
PART "FontHeight"
NUMERIC
VALUENAME "FontHeight"
END PART
END POLICY

POLICY "FontItalic"
PART "FontItalic"
NUMERIC
VALUENAME "FontItalic"
END PART
END POLICY

POLICY "FontCharSet"
PART "FontCharSet"
NUMERIC
VALUENAME "FontCharSet"
END PART
END POLICY

POLICY "FontPitchFamily"
PART "FontPitchFamily"
NUMERIC
VALUENAME "FontPitchFamily"
END PART
END POLICY

POLICY "FontFace"
PART "FontFace"
EDITTEXT
DEFAULT "Tahoma"
VALUENAME "FontFace"
END PART
END POLICY

END CATEGORY

----------COPY EVERYTHING ABOVE THIS LINE----------

Save it as 3dtext.adm and import it into your group policy template..
If you are unsure as to what the filed should be.. configure you screensaver how you want it configured.. export it and then look at the values.. it makes it easier that way.

Prolly a little overkill.. but GPO is how I roll.......

Edited by chilifrei64, 02 March 2006 - 10:26 PM.





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