BGInfo.exe – Windows 7 On Start Up

1 – Download/extract BGInfo.exe (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897557.aspx) to:

C:\Program Files\bginfo\ -OR- C:\Program Files (x86)\bginfo\

2a – Create a shortcut in the following directory (will require Adminstrator rights) with your switches:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

-OR-

2b – Use an auto-run regkey (save the below as BGInfoConfig.reg on your desktop):

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"BGInfo"="\"C:\\Program Files\\bginfo\\Bginfo.exe\" \"C:\\Program Files\\bginfo\\BGConfig.bgi\" /SILENT /TIMER:00 /ACCEPTEULA"

Add extra WMI queries to your BGConfig.bgi file as documented here (thanks for the tutorial):

http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/scriptfanatic/archive/2008/07/22/bginfo-custom-information.aspx

I like this layout:

Host Name: <Host Name>
User Name: <User Name>
Machine Domain: <Machine Domain>
Manufacturer: <Manufacturer> ***CUSTOM*** See screenshot below.
Serial Number: <SerialNumber> ***CUSTOM*** See screenshot below.
IP Address: <IP Address>
Subnet Mask: <Subnet Mask>
Boot Time: <Boot Time>
Default Gateway: <Default Gateway>
DNS Server: <DNS Server>

		
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