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The Windows 7 logon background screen on a Computing Science CMD (Campus Managed Desktop) system shows some information including:
- The PC's name: please include this in messages to the Ticket System rather than referring to "my computer".
- Snapshot Time: the time the screen was created
- Some details about the PC's configuration - free disk space, memory, processor etc.
- A small "news" item. If you would like some information displayed here please raise a ticket, saying which of the following systems it should appear on: Staff/Phd systems, Advanced Msc systems, the Rack cluster.
You can display the screen at any time by typing
Ctrl Alt Del. The screen is re-generated every hour or so at the Snapshot Time, and you can force an update by executing
gpudate from the command line.
Whilst booting, the screen info displayed is that generated during the previous Windows session i.e. before the boot: you don't see info generated since rebooting until you type
Ctrl Alt Del after logging in.