A module to set up bginfo from Sysinternals

Nicolas Corrarello



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Version information

  • 0.3.1 (latest)
  • 0.3.0
released Sep 14th 2016
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise >=2015.2.0 < 2016.3.0
  • Windows

Start using this module


ncorrare/bginfo — version 0.3.1 Sep 14th 2016


Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with bginfo


BGInfo automatically displays relevant information about a Windows computer on the desktop's background, such as the computer name, IP address, service pack version, and more. This module installs bginfo using chocolatey and deploys a default template configuration.


Setup Requirements

Classify your Windows node with the bginfo class. You'll need chocolatey there at some point to install the software. The module includes the default bgi configuration file which includes a lot of information, feel free to replace it with one that fits your use case. For more information on bginfo, visit

Beginning with bginfo

There are three parameters in the init class:

  • String $conffile: Puppet path to the configuration file. Defaults to puppet:///bginfo/default.bgi.
  • String $confpath: Where to store BGInfo configuration's file in the target system. Defaults to c:/default.bgi.
  • Boolean $setonstart: Configure a BAT script to start bginfo when any user logs in.
  • Boolean $addtrustedsite: If using ESC in Internet Explorer, add to trusted sites for https only.