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    Branding the Windows GINA

    I was looking at branding the Windows Logon GINA - like the new version of karoshi did to display a logo. Does anybody know how to do this?

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    Re: Branding the Windows GINA

    There have been numerous threads on this before.

    Several websites with the information but unless you do it the correct way you are breaking the law.

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    Re: Branding the Windows GINA

    Not the law, the EULA for Windows. Which makes your licences explode. Presuming you feel EULA's are legal.

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    Re: Branding the Windows GINA

    You can probably replace the MS GINA. Novell, Citrix have their own GINA's and I'm sure I've seen some OSS ones for unix integration. I think the EULA refers to rebranding the MS GINA.

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    Re: Branding the Windows GINA

    I'm sure I've seen some OSS ones for unix integration
    I remember now:
    http://www.pgina.org/

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    Re: Branding the Windows GINA

    does anyone know how and/or have the files to take the logon GINA from Windows Vista and put it on XP? Or build a similar one. This would be good for staff laptops as you do not need to reenter the username.

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    Re: Branding the Windows GINA

    Can't you just set your gpo for the laptops to not wipe out the last logged on user?

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    Re: Branding the Windows GINA

    Quote Originally Posted by tobyhughes
    does anyone know how and/or have the files to take the logon GINA from Windows Vista and put it on XP? Or build a similar one. This would be good for staff laptops as you do not need to reenter the username.
    As far as I know, Vista no longer uses the GINA modal that was empoyed in Windows 2000/XP/2003 - So I don think it will be compatible with XP

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    Re: Branding the Windows GINA

    Apparently:

    "Winlogin (GINA) is being rewritten for Windows Vista to reduce number of necessary processes and components loaded. The new GINA will not be replaceable. A new Credential Provider Model will be used for extensibility. New mechanisms will also be provided to support existing functionality. A new Eventing and Stacking, and Chaining model will be provided."

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    Re: Branding the Windows GINA

    I've just replaced the windows XP banner on my PC (XP classic logon not the welcome screen.

    I used a program called reshack to edit the MSGINA.DLL file.

    Open the MSGINA.DLL file and click bitmap from the list. Select the item you want to edit, right click and save the bmp image. Edit it and select replace bmp from the same menu.

    Now when the user logs on they see my logo, instead of the XP logo.

    Brief instructions but the program is self explanatory.

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    Re: Branding the Windows GINA

    Quote Originally Posted by drunkalarm
    I've just replaced the windows XP banner on my PC (XP classic logon not the welcome screen.

    I used a program called reshack to edit the MSGINA.DLL file.

    Open the MSGINA.DLL file and click bitmap from the list. Select the item you want to edit, right click and save the bmp image. Edit it and select replace bmp from the same menu.

    Now when the user logs on they see my logo, instead of the XP logo.

    Brief instructions but the program is self explanatory.
    I think this method might breach the EULA for XP...
    Though you can get the source code for the MSGINA from Microsoft somewhere - if you know C++ you can use that to compile your own GINA file..
    Unfortunately I dont know C++....

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    Re: Branding the Windows GINA

    That's correct Gatt, as I explained, you can't legally do the above because there are clauses in the EULA that prevent you from modifying MS code.

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