ScreenSaver

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

ScreenSaver specifies the path to a Windows® screen saver file in a theme.

Themes enable users to customize elements of the Windows visual style, including elements such as the desktop, background, and screen saver.

Only built-in Windows screen saver files such as Mystify.scr and Ribbons.scr are supported.

Note

We do not recommend setting this value. Instead, we recommend using automatic power plans to dim the screen. This can help reduce system power consumption. For more information, see Understanding Battery Life and Power Plans in the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK).

Values

Screen_saver_file

Specifies the name of the screen saver file. Screen_saver_file is a string with a maximum length of 256 characters.

Valid Configuration Passes

specialize

auditSystem

auditUser

oobeSystem

Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | Themes | ScreenSaver

Applies To

For a list of the Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup.

XML Example

The following XML output shows how to set a customized logo to represent a theme.

<Themes>
   <ThemeName>Fabrikam Theme</ThemeName>
   <DesktopBackground>%WINDIR%\web\wallpaper\fabrikam.jpg</DesktopBackground>
   <ScreenSaver>Bubbles.scr</ScreenSaver>
</Themes>

See Also

Concepts

Themes