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    New logon screen

    Is there any way in a vanilla Win2k3 server network to change the logon screen on client machines running XP Pro SP2? That is I assume third party software will necessary, has anyone else tried this and what do you recommend. Its mostly as I want rid of the "login under a dialup connection" and other options aswell that have no use to the clients. thnx

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    Re: New logon screen

    I'm not sure, but can't you hide those options through Group Policy?
    I did try FrontMotion Login, which looked quite cool, and it's flash based, so you can design your own. However it crashed my PC a few times while testing, so I ditched it.

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    Re: New logon screen

    Yes you can remove the "Shut Down" button but not the login under a dialup connection setting. Anyway I would like to give them a whole new UI for simplicity.

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    Re: New logon screen

    nice link SYSMAN_MK will try that out later, though I'd still prefer a new GUI for the users as one thingthey do is move the logon screen off screen by pulling it from its top corener, so just a blank screen is shown and I'd like to prevent that

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    Re: New logon screen

    I know that you can change the Windows logon screen using http://logonloader.danielmilner.com/

    But i'm sure that I heard somewhere that it isn't legal, Does anyone know if this is true?

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    Re: New logon screen

    I've had more of a look into it and it can be done by editing the msgina.dll file

    It is all explained here: http://www.petri.co.il/forums/showthread.php?t=3694

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    Re: New logon screen

    Altering the standard MS Windows GINA (e.g. with a hex editor) is not allowed due to the EULA.

    There's nothing to stop you replacing it entirely though.

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    There's nothing to stop you replacing it entirely though.
    So as long as we don't use the Microsoft logo we are ok?

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    Re: New logon screen

    No, I mean the MSGINA.DLL

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    Modifying the MSGINA.DLL in any way, as Geoff says, violates the EULA.

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    Re: New logon screen

    What if I changed it entirely with something almost identical except the logo..?

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    Re: New logon screen

    Anyone who has used a C2K network may now what I mean, unfortunately, I can't seem to find a picture of one as schools offat the moment, anyone contribute?

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    What, like this?

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