[Solved] Distributing iScreensaver to multiple Users

I am trying to distribute an iScreensaver for multiple Users and have created a script which does the following:

  1. Copies “MOSA Libs” folder to C:\Windows\MOSA Libs
  2. Copies “MOSA.scr” to C:\Windows
  3. Imports “iScreenSaver.reg” key (consists of all settings in "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\iScreensaver”)
  4. Sets the ‚Äú"HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\SCRNSAVE.EXE‚Äù registry key value to “C:\Windows\MOSA.sCr”

However, this still does not work for me and screensaver does not get enabled.

We do have an existing policy which sets HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop

ScreenSaveActive with value to “1”
ScreenSaverIsSecure with a value of “1”
ScreenSaveTimeOut with a value of “900”

Could there be a conflict or can you tell me if I am missing anything in my current configuration?

Alternatively, we have an executable which we received called “Install Mosaic Screensaver.exe”, is there a way to silently deploy this? That would be a preferable way to do this.


Hi Jim, I replied to your email as well. Can you say more about what “does not get enabled” means? Are you seeing any screensaver activate at all? Can you tell which one?

We are having the same issue with our deployment. All the files are copied, and the screensaver gets set. But the preview button does nothing, and clicking on settings indicates a file is missing or corrupted. We’ve confirmed all files match when doing a regular install.

See https://iscreensaver.com/forum/discussion/153/batch-deployment/p1