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    Windows 7 - Logon Screen

    Does anyone know if there is a way to put a picture in the frame shown on the Windows 7 logon screen when the PC boots. I would quiet like to have the school logo shown in this box rather than have the box empty.

    I've worked out how to show the school logo on the top of each users start menu rather than them having the flower. If I could suss this, I would be away.

    I've seen a batch of HP Machines on a domain in another school like it, but can not for the life of me find how they have done it.

    Your help is appreciated as always!

    Cheers, Ed.

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    On ours its set to be blank, cant remember how I did it though, most likely through GPO

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    Isn't it one of the tools available when you invoke 'god mode'? Or was I dreaming?

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    Ours is blank at the moment - I think this is the default behavour when you join the domain?
    Not sure about god mode, will give that a look and report back if it is

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Isn't it one of the tools available when you invoke 'god mode'? Or was I dreaming?
    Not in god mode I'm afraid, atleast I could not see it

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    This was discussed in the other 'how do you setup win 7' thread. I think the only way to do it is modify a .dll and it has sketchy results.

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    Does this help

    Vista User Account Picture - Empty Frame in Domain Logon Screen

    *Ignore Thread Title - It is for Windows 7* - "I dont know if this will work in Windows Vista as I have not attempted it yet, but it does work in both 7 x64 and x86."

    Scroll down to post made by "KJCJK" he seems to have a solution.

    James.

    P.S. It does involve the edit of the .DLL

    James.

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    How To Change Windows 7 Logon Screen

    Not tried myself but does look easy enough, better that editing DLLs. Though I never had a problem with that and XP worked a treat.

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    Most of the sites seem to point at the need to modify a bitmap in oem_resources.dll?

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    There is a group policy for this isnt there?

    Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | Control Panel | User Accounts

    "Apply the default user logon picture to all users"

    And then you simply overwrite the user.bmp located in the "c:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures" folder.

    We have our school logo in the user picture frame on all our Vista machines before they log in.

    Not sure if the same applies to win7 though, but the same files are there
    Last edited by burgemaster; 23rd March 2010 at 08:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burgemaster View Post
    There is a group policy for this isnt there?

    Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | Control Panel | User Accounts

    "Apply the default user logon picture to all users"

    And then you simply overwrite the user.bmp located in the "c:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures" folder.

    We have our school logo in the user picture frame on all our Vista machines before they log in.

    Not sure if the same applies to win7 though, but the same files are there


    I'm afraid that I've already tried that one, and it only puts the picture at the top of the start menu when a user logs in. At the logon screen the frame is shown as empty.

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    Thats strange, its the opposite way round on vista.

    You get the login pic but no start menu pic, you have to use the reg fix to get the start menu pic to work.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    "UseDefaultTile"=dword:00000001

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    There are 2 .bmp files in the folder. one is for the guest accounts and one is the default user picture. I'm guessing that there should be one for the default logon picture when no user is logged on although have a blank frame with no-one logged in does make sense and could be "by design". Changing the logon background certainly works very easily. as you can see from the attached.
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    I have this set with our school logo. The image has to be on the local machine though as far as im aware. I set it up in the image so it was replicated to all machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    I have this set with our school logo. The image has to be on the local machine though as far as im aware. I set it up in the image so it was replicated to all machines.
    Is this at the pre-logon screen? If so I'ld really appreciate some instructions. Thanks

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