How to deploy floating screen savers image or video for end users using Intune

Zeeshan Bute 95 Reputation points
2024-01-19T11:39:16.6333333+00:00

Hi All, I am looking for guidance on how to deploy floating screen saver images or videos for users in my organization using Intune. Can anyone provide advice or point me toward helpful resources? Thank you. ZB

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  1. Pinaki Ghatak 2,145 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2024-01-25T14:31:28.31+00:00

    Hello @Zeeshan Bute

    Your question topic has changed, so the following steps should work.

    Enrolling your Windows devices in Intune involves a few steps:

    1. Get Company Portal: You can enroll Windows 10/11 devices through the Intune Company Portal website or app. Devices running Windows 7 or 8.1 must enroll through the Company Portal website. To access Company Portal, install the app from the Microsoft Store.
    2. Enroll Windows 10, version 1607 and later device: Use Intune Company Portal to enroll devices running on Windows 10, version 1607 and later, and Windows 11. Open Company Portal and sign in with your work or school account. On the Home screen, select Next to set up your device. Select Connect. Sign in with your work or school account again. If you’re using the Company Portal website, the sign-in prompt may open in a new window. On the Setting up your device screen, select Go. After setup is complete, return to the Company Portal app. Select Next. Select Done to exit setup.
    3. Sync device to fix connection problems: After enrolling, if you have trouble accessing work or school things, try syncing your device.
    4. Enroll Windows 10, version 1511 and earlier device: Enroll devices running Windows 10, version 1511 and earlier. Company Portal doesn’t support these versions, so setup is done in the Settings app. Go to Start and open the Settings app. Select Accounts > Your account. Select Add a work or school account. Sign in with your work or school credentials.
    5. Troubleshooting: For a non-exhaustive list of error messages and resolutions, see Troubleshoot Windows 10/11 device access.

    Adding custom screensavers and wallpapers:

    1. For Intune go to Intune admin center : https://intune.microsoft.com/#home
    2. Select Devices > Windows > Windows Policies > Configuration Profiles. To add a new profile, select + Create Profile.
    3. On the Create a profile window, configure the following settings and select Create.
      • Platform: Windows 10 and later (or whatever you are using)
      • Profile Type: Settings Catalog
      • Name: Enter a descriptive name for the profile that can be easily identified later. For example, a good profile name is Enable Screen Saver on Windows using Intune.
      • Description: Enter a brief description of the profile. This setting is optional but recommended. For example, you can enter the description as “Activate a specific screen saver on Windows devices using Intune.”
    4. In the Configuration Settings section, under Settings Catalog, click Add Settings. The Intune Settings catalog allows you to enable and configure screen saver settings for Windows.
    5. On the Settings picker window, type “Screen Saver” in the search box and click Search. From the search results, select Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Personalization.
    6. In the bottom pane, you’ll see a list of personalization settings available for Windows devices. From the list of settings, select the following:
      1. Enable Screen Saver (User)
      2. Force Specific Screen Saver (User)
      3. Screen Saver Timeout (User)

    Enable and configure the following settings to enable the Screen Saver on Windows via Intune.

    1. Screen Saver Timeout (user): Enable this setting and specify the idle timeout duration for the screen saver. This idle time can be set from a minimum of 1 second to a maximum of 86,400 seconds, or 24 hours. In the example below, we specified a screen saver timeout of 30 seconds. This means that the screen saver will be activated after 30 seconds of inactivity on the computer.
    2. Force Specific Screen Saver (User): Enable this setting and specify the path of the screen saver file. For example, in the below screenshot, we have specified the screen saver executable name path as %Systemroot%\System32\Ribbons.scr. If you specify another screen saver, make sure the path and screen saver name are correct; otherwise, the screensaver will not work on Windows devices.
    3. Enable Screen Saver (User): Enable this setting to enable screen saver on Windows devices.

    Then follow the screen, and the answers provided by my team members above. This should answer your questions.


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  1. Pinaki Ghatak 2,145 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2024-01-19T13:03:43.53+00:00

    Here are some steps and resources that might be helpful:

    1. Configuration Profile: You can apply a specific screen saver for Windows 11 and Windows 10 devices using Intune. This involves using the Configuration Profile.
    2. Location of Screensaver files: On Windows 10 and 11 devices, the screen saver files are located in the C:\\Windows\\System32 folder. You can use the search feature to find all the screen saver files by typing *.scr in the search box.
    3. Deploying a specific screen saver: If you are going to deploy a specific screen saver on Windows devices using Intune, you can either use one of these preinstalled screensavers or a branded screensaver made for your organization.
    4. Using PowerShell: Some users have suggested using PowerShell to achieve this. However, please note that this might not be officially supported by Microsoft.
    5. Testing: It’s recommended to test the script locally first before adding it to Intune.

    Remember, before you apply a screen saver policy, your Windows devices must be enrolled in and managed by Intune. I hope this helps


  2. Crystal-MSFT 40,381 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-01-22T05:40:54.78+00:00

    @Zeeshan Bute, Thanks for posting in Q&A. Based on my researching, I find a link describe using a custom SCR file deployed to the Intune devices to customize your current ScreenSaverss.

    https://github.com/Dbester/Intune_ScreenSaver

    Note: Non-Microsoft link, just for the reference.

    You can custom the script and convert the files as .intunewin and deploy it via win32 app.

    Hope the above information can help.


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