Nice one, cheers mate
Have you tried this? i'm tempted to give it ago but replacing dll's seems abit risky :s! Apparently it HAS to be a 24-bit bmp for it to work.
In order to add a logo to the frame you must first take ownership of C:\Windows\System32\authui.dll. You can do this by doing the following using explorer, navigate to the System32 folder, right click on authui.dll, click on properties, click on the security tab, click on advanced, click on the Owner tab, click on the Administrators group, then click apply. Click on the permissions tab, click on administrators, click on edit, tick the allow box for the full control permission, click OK on any remaining dialog boxes.
Using the resource editor open the authui.dll file, browse to bitmap, then to 12223. Then you want to export/save the file as a bmp file.
Open both your desired image and the bmp file in the bmp editor. Resize your desired image to roughly 120x120. Copy the image to the picture frame and position as desired. Once everything is the way you want, save the file.
In the resource editor again, you want to replace the 12223 bitmap with the custom image created. After this is done, save authui.dll and you should be able to see the effects immediately, if not reboot.
Last edited by tommej; 21st January 2010 at 02:15 PM.
I acquired the background from this website and just positioned our transparent school logo on top in photoshop. Piece of cake but a vast improvement on the xp login...
I'm probably being blind here, but I can't seem to extract/export the bmp file out of the authui.dll using Resedit. I can't seem to find the command to do this... Any pointers?
I used the free trial of Resource Editor: Open and Edit EXE and DLL files, Change Icons, Dialogs, Version Info, Menu, DFM, Strings, AVI. to have a little play.
Edit: Right click on the bmp and I think there was an option to save or export, i forget!
Gave this a go earlier and it wouldn't let me overwrite the dll, access denied! Will give it another go tomorrow.
I think that happens when the bmp you insert isn't 24bit!
This issue occurs when you copy a profile to "Default user" without generalising the image first. It is no longer supported to just copy a profile over the top of default user, as this leaves a ton of userdata in the profile.The typical black background is caused by a missing or empty registry key, to fix this what i did was using group policy client side prefrences registry Updated the registry key HKCU > Control Panel > Desktop > Wallpaper key with a none empty path (Which for some reason was empty when every student logged in). So what should exist is a REG_SZ key that has a valid path to a image that will be used for the background, for example:
Reg Name: Wallpaper
Reg Type: REG_SZ
Data: C:\Users\<User-Name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\Tra nscodedWallpaper.jpg (You can use you netlogon share for this)
This fixed my issue and has caused no problems since
How to customize default user profiles in Windows 7
Isn't possible anymore I'm afraid, the most you can do is set a default domain so they can just type a username, or failing that teach users to log on using either domain\user or user@domainI would like to display the Domain drop down list [our Staff logon to one domain and Students another
This is going to defeat me I think. Unless anyone can offer some advice?
EDIT: Reading this, amongst other articles on the web, it appears that what I'm trying to achieve can't be done.
Last edited by machin05; 22nd January 2010 at 12:13 PM.
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