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Deploy Desktop Wallpaper, Lock Screen Images, Outlook Signature & Screensaver Using Microsoft End Point Configuration Manager (SCCM).

Before you read this article, download and install the Windows Personalization Packager by clicking on the “Download” button in the top right corner of this screen.

Open the Personalization Packager from the start menu. After installing the Packager, you will see two items on the start menu.

  • WPSecure personalization Packager.
  • WPSecure Campaign Manager.

Open the Personalization Packager from the start menu. After installing the Packager, you will see two items on the start menu.

Click on the item called “WPSecure Personalization Packager.” Doing so will open the Packager in full-screen mode.  The Packager uses Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 or higher.

If you have purchased a subscription, click the button in the image below.

Windows Personalization Packager

If you want to use the demo version, click on the button pointed out in the image below.

Windows Personalization Packager

After logging in, you will land on the following page. The buttons on the application’s top help the user add the following items.

  1. Add one or more Desktop background images for landscape and portrait screens. While you are not required to add images for all possible screen resolutions, the more extensive the collection of image sizes is, the better the user experience will be.
  2. Add two Lock screen images, one for Landscape and optionally another for Portrait Screens. 
  3. Import a “New message” Signature and a “Reply message” Outlook signature.
  4. Add MP4 video file for Windows Screensaver. You can add a video for Landscape screens and a video for Portrait screens.

Refer to the documentation for more information.

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After adding all the necessary Personalization items. The application window will look similar to the below window. Preview the items by clicking on them.

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After adding the necessary Personalization items, click the “Create Personalization Package” button to start the package creation process.

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After adding the necessary Personalization items, click the “Create Personalization Package” button to start the package creation process.

Use this button to export the personalization package to a folder. A personalization package is a collection of all the settings and files you have imported or created for your desktop backgrounds, Outlook signatures, and screensavers.  The selected destination folder has to be empty. The personalization package creation process creates two folders: general_install and intune_install.

The general_install folder contains installation files for deployment via enterprise software management tools like Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (SCCM). Run the ‘wpsecure-install.exe’ to install the personalization package. More details regarding the enterprise installation and uninstallation process are in the ‘documentation.html’ file.

The intune_install folder contains the ‘wpsecure-install.intunewin’ file to be uploaded to the Microsoft Endpoint Device Management portal (Intune). The command-line for this is identical to the general install.

The process also creates a documentation.html file that provides all the information required to deploy the personalization package, like package version, install command line, uninstall command line, and detection methods.

This article will only discuss deployment via Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (SCCM). The source files are located inside the “general_install” folder.

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The documentation.html file provides all the information required to deploy the personalization package, like package version, install command line, uninstall command line, and detection methods.

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Open the SCCM console and start a new Application creation process. Fill out the required information in the SCCM Application using the above information.

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Create a new deployment type. Clicking the ‘Add’ button will open a new Window.

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Click Next to close the ‘deployment type’ Window. 

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Click Next and complete the process. Distribute the Windows Personalization package to the required distribution points.

Remember that you can install up to 5 personalization packages on each device. Use the WPSecure campaign manager to schedule each deployed personalization package’s start, stop, and priority.

To summarize, you can add the following items to the package.

  1. Add one or more Desktop background images for landscape and portrait screens. While you are not required to add images for all possible screen resolutions, the more extensive the collection of image sizes is, the better the user experience will be.
  2. Add two Lock screen images, one for Landscape and optionally another for Portrait Screens. 
  3. Import a “New message” Signature and a “Reply message” Outlook signature.
  4. Add MP4 video file for Windows Screensaver. You can add a video for Landscape screens and a video for Portrait screens.

Click here to read more about the Windows Personalization Packager.