Marquee on Windows 7 - were does it store config?

By destiny_knight2000 ·
I've copied the Marquee screensaver from Windows XP to Windows 7 (system32 folder). It works like a charm and can be manually set to anything I need.
But for some reason, the GPO we used on Windows XP does nothing to configure the screensaver when run on Windows 7. The settings were properly pushed to the registry on Windows 7, but they don't seem to affect the settings like they have been in Windows XP. Meanwhile if I make manual changes to the screensaver settings using the gui, I can't seem to find anywhere else they might be stored. Any thoughts?

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I've finally found an answer for you.

by rssawyer In reply to Marquee on Windows 7 - we ...

There is a file called control.ini in %userprofile%\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Windows.

Now for you to be able to push the marquee screen saver, you can't just copy it to the system32 folder. you have to copy it, then right click and install it. Then it will be recoginzed as a screensaver. I know its been a while since you asked but I hope this helps.

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What about the log on screen?

by SP Jon M3 In reply to Marquee on Windows 7 - we ...

I can set the control.ini for the users while they are logged in, but this doesn't work at the log on screen (the ctrl + alt +delete to log on screen). I can get the screen saver to activate, but I can't control the message. Any ideas where to place the control.ini file for that use? I've currently installed it in C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Windows, but this hasn't helped.

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Well, systemprofile, then.

by seanferd In reply to Marquee on Windows 7 - we ...

Putting it in a user profile before anyone is logged on will be useless. Even if you modify appearance, you'll notice that it doesn't take effect on the logon screen until after you've entered credentials and clicked OK.

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by SP Jon M3 In reply to Well, systemprofile, then ...

Thanks for the suggestion. So I placed the control.ini in C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Windows, but when logged off, the screensaver is still not reading the file. It still defaults to "Windows NT 6.1". I've also placed the file in the SysWOW64 equivalent. So no go.. any other suggestions?


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