BGinfo is the best tool to display computer information on the desktop wallpaper but customizing it for the actual need is pretty hard unless you know the windows functions in deep level. BGInfo has custom keys defined for common use but sometimes we will need to dig some deeper for a fine tuned result.
We will be looking at how to display the IP Address from the active network adaptors because sometime we may have virtual network adaptors on clients. (If you have Cisco VPN clients you will have such adaptors) In such instances you will see some network card information on the BGInfo without IP Address. It will look odd on your desktop wallpaper!
This will happen if we use the default IP Address field on the BGInfo. So Instead of that we will be creating a custom IP Address field which will only display the IP Address from currently active on the computer.
If you follow the below method you can create a custom field for it.
1) Open the BGInfo and Click on the Custom Button.
2) Then Click on New. It will pop up the box for defining a custom field.
3) Now set the Identifier name something like below and Select WMI Query. After that copy the below command and paste in the Path field. Then click OK
SELECT IPAddress FROM Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration WHERE IPEnabled=True
4) Once the custom field is applied you will see the custom field is displaying on the BGInfo main window. That’s it you can now add that field and create new customization file.
This customization is most widely required in BGInfo usage. You can explore more such custom fields if you click on the Browse button in the Custom field creation Window.