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BGInfo on Windows Server 2012

Posted by Russell Wright on December 30, 2012

Here’s how I setup BGInfo on Windows Server 2012.

I created a folder in the Program Files (x86) directory and copied the BGInfo.exe file to the folder.


I used the scheduler (Win-Q and start typing “Scheduler”) method to run BGInfo.  Here are my scheduler settings.  The important thing here is to specify an account with administrative privileges. 


For triggers, I used the following.  I have it run on a schedule so it is updated regularly, in case things change.  I also have it run at each logon and at startup.  I think I have all the bases covered.


The action is, of course, Start a program.  The full command line is as follows.

"C:\Program Files (x86)\BGInfo\Bginfo.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\BGInfo\Bginfo.bgi" /TIMER:0 /SILENT

I’ve always found it’s better to include the full path to the BGInfo.bgi file.


The settings are pretty standard.  I always stop the task if it runs longer than 1 minute (plenty of time) in case something gets hung. 


That ought to do it.


Windows Server 2012
Automatic scheduled execution of BGInfo
BGInfo command line options

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