Screensaver Deployment Question

(imported topic written by Ken_C91)

I have deployed a screensaver application to a group of test computers but its not working for the current users. Looks like Bigfix had installed it as the SYSTEM account. Since screensaver is a user based application, is there any way to push out the software as the logged on users??

(imported comment written by BenKus)

Hi Ken,

Yes. Can you tell us how you deployed the screensaver application?

If it was through an executable, you might consider using the “runascurrentuser” application:

If it was through a registry key change, you can modify the relevance to use the HKEY_USERS branch of the registry for the logged on user:


(imported comment written by Shlomi91)


i am trying to determine which screensaver is currently being used, so i used this code:

"SCRNSAVE.EXE" of key 
"\HKEY_USERS\" & (name of key whose (value "Logon User Name
" of key "Explorer
" of key "CurrentVersion
" of key "Windows
" of key "Microsoft
" of key "Software
" of it as string as lowercase = name of current user as string as lowercase) of key "HKEY_USERS
" of registry) & "\Control Panel\Desktop\

in QnA I get an error “E: The operator “key” is not defined.”

what am i doing wrong?