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    Setting logon background

    Should be a simple thing but I'm unable to change the logon background. So far I have HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System\us eOEMBackground set to 1

    In c:\windows\system32\oobe\inf\backgrounds there are 2 images, background1024x769.jpg and background1280x1024.jpg both under 165KB. I've rebooted but the logon wallpaper is unchanged as shown here. Is there a policy that would prevent the above from working?

    WP_20131127_001 copy.jpg

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    You need one called backgroundDefault.jpg, if that does not work - define it in Group Policy instead of direct registry.

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\Always use custom login background

    EDIT: Also, this is the folder path:
    C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds not c:\windows\system32\oobe\inf\backgrounds

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    How to Set a Custom Logon Screen Background on Windows 7)

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    This is the ONE piece of documentation I have!

    On the server:

    Group Policy > Computer configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > System > Logon:

    Always use custom logon background


    Combine it with

    Computer config > Preferences > Windows settings > Files:

    Replace
    Source files: \\server\share\[folder]\* <-- Save the logon wallpaper you want there.

    Destination folder: %systemroot%\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds


    Note: This is on a 2008r2 server, it may be slightly different if you use a different server OS.

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    Thanks guys now I really do feel like a prat! As @SovietRussia pointed out the folder path had a typo I've added the GP now I need to find suitable wallpaper I can customize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jobos View Post
    Thanks guys now I really do feel like a prat! As @SovietRussia pointed out the folder path had a typo I've added the GP now I need to find suitable wallpaper I can customize.
    Our wallpaper is a block colour with our school logo, can't get much more simple than that!
    Last edited by SovietRussia; 27th November 2013 at 02:08 PM.

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    Didn't someone have a psd that had the location of the box defined so that the school logo would sit directly in the square box?

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    @SYSMAN_MK possibly?

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    We change the student wallpaper dynamically upon logon (within the KiX script), using an executable I found on the web.

    Personalised wallpapers are generated nightly, at the same time as photos are extracted from SIMS for use elsewhere (intranet, cashless catering etc.). The wallpaper includes the student's photo and name, together with the school logo. Teachers find this useful, allowing them to ensure the right student is using the correct login, but students are less impressed (!).

    We also use Microsoft's BGInfo to superimpose upon it live the machine info, so that the student can reference which box they're using in the event of needing to request support.

    As a little ditty, the wallpaper generator has the capacity for a seasonal image to be included, which I'll probably leverage in a few weeks...

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    Trying to tattoo the school logo to fit in the logon box just resulted in the "Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to logon" message being unreadable for me, as that hovers over the same location.

    For logon backgrounds we have a seasonal theme, changing every quarter... I can bounce the PSDs over if you want to adapt them:
    background1024x768.jpg background1024x768.jpg background1024x768.jpg background1024x768.jpg

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    Win7Backg.zip is the file i got off deviant art a while back with all the boundaries on for windows 7, as other have said i push all the ones needed for our different screen resolutions with a gpo and the computer picks the best fit one

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Trying to tattoo the school logo to fit in the logon box just resulted in the "Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to logon" message being unreadable for me, as that hovers over the same location.

    For logon backgrounds we have a seasonal theme, changing every quarter... I can bounce the PSDs over if you want to adapt them:
    background1024x768.jpg background1024x768.jpg background1024x768.jpg background1024x768.jpg
    PM sent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Dan View Post
    Win7Backg.zip is the file i got off deviant art a while back with all the boundaries on for windows 7, as other have said i push all the ones needed for our different screen resolutions with a gpo and the computer picks the best fit one
    Thanks but not sure how I would use those templates?

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    The areas of different colour are places you should leave blank ie where the login box, accessibility options box will show i just copied them as an overlay layer in Photoshop and nudged a few things around to fit. It doesnt help with the ctrl-alt and del text though



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