+ Post New Thread
Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst 12345
Results 61 to 71 of 71
Windows 7 Thread, Windows 7 - I've Given Up in Technical; Originally Posted by citycopiers10 Does it really work? Yes....
  1. #61


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    51.403651, -0.515458
    Posts
    9,390
    Thank Post
    241
    Thanked 2,817 Times in 2,078 Posts
    Rep Power
    813
    Quote Originally Posted by citycopiers10 View Post
    Does it really work?
    Yes.

  2. #62
    DrCheese's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    1,035
    Thank Post
    97
    Thanked 161 Times in 110 Posts
    Rep Power
    60
    Only thing about modifying the authui.dll is that it gets replaced whenever MS patch it. It's already a different version on the SP1 beta, so you'll have to update it whenever MS does as it'll be overwritten. Replacing it via startup script will be a pain.
    Nice thing about the old MSgina.dll way of doing things was that you could specify a different .dll to load, so patches wouldn't affect it so much. You'd still want to update it if MS ever released a critical update for it, but it wouldn't go back to the original one in the meantime

  3. #63

    Gatt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    6,765
    Thank Post
    873
    Thanked 673 Times in 442 Posts
    Rep Power
    502
    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    The reason it may not work is due to the fact that the 12223 bitmap in AuthUI.dll has an alpha channel which covers the middle of the frame. Unless you edit this alpha channel to exclude your logo, it will not be shown at all.

    This is what I did to get it working...

    1. Copy authui.dll from your Windows\System32 folder to your desktop.

    2. Open the copy of authui.dll you just made in Resource Hacker.

    3. Find bitmap 12223, right-click 1033 (you will need to double-click the 12223 folder to see this) and select "Save [Bitmap : 12223 : 1033]...". When the Save As dialog box appears, type "12223.bmp" in the filename box and save it to your desktop.

    4. Open 12223.bmp in an image editor which can modify alpha channels. I'm going to use Photoshop since I already have it installed.

    5. Go to the Channels palette and toggle the visibility of the "Alpha 1" channel by clicking on the "eye" next to it. Click on the "Alpha 1" channel itself and the image should turn red. The red area is the part of the image which is masked by the alpha channel.

    6. Use the rectangular marquee selection tool and/or the eraser tool to remove the red area covering the centre of the frame (where you logo will go). Pay special attention to the round corners.



    7. Next, click on the RGB channel and switch back to the Layers palette.

    8. Paste your school logo into the centre of the frame. It should be a maximum of 124x124 pixels in size if you want it to be within the frame border (or 126x126 pixels if you don't care). You should end up with something like this...



    9. Save the changes you have made to the bitmap image (File » Save) and then close Photoshop.

    10. In Resource Hacker, find bitmap 12223 again, right-click 1033 and select "Replace Resource...". In the replace bitmap dialog box, click the "Open file with new bitmap..." button, choose the 12223.bmp image you modified and then click the Replace button.

    11. Save the authui.dll (File » Save) and then close Resource Hacker.

    12. Take ownership of the original authui.dll file in the Windows\System32 folder (click here for an easy way to do this), rename it to authui.dll.bak and copy the new version saved on your desktop into this folder. You will need Administrator rights to do this.

    13. Next, configure Windows so that it doesn't display the username of the last person who logged on. You can do this via RegEdit (How to Clear and Don’t Display Last User Name who Logged In On Windows Logon Screen » My Digital Life) or Group Policy (Interactive logon: Do not display last user name: Security Configuration Editor).

    14. Restart the computer and you should end up with a logon screen which displays your school logo.
    Ok, depsite my reservations rgarding teh EULA, I have attempted to do this as described above, I have completed all the steps only for it not to work, all I get is the blank box.

    I have checked, rechecked and triple checked, even recreating from scratch, but to no avail...

  4. #64


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    51.403651, -0.515458
    Posts
    9,390
    Thank Post
    241
    Thanked 2,817 Times in 2,078 Posts
    Rep Power
    813
    Are you trying this on a 64-bit version of Windows 7?

  5. #65
    kearton's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Yorkshire, via NZ ;)
    Posts
    887
    Thank Post
    175
    Thanked 113 Times in 91 Posts
    Rep Power
    48
    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Ok, depsite my reservations rgarding teh EULA, I have attempted to do this as described above, I have completed all the steps only for it not to work, all I get is the blank box. I have checked, rechecked and triple checked, even recreating from scratch, but to no avail...
    I'm getting a blank box too

    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Are you trying this on a 64-bit version of Windows 7?
    32-bit Windows 7 Enterprise

  6. #66

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    1
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    I can confirm this works fine on windows 7 enterprise 32bit for me. Has anyone got this working via group policy? The dll is owned by trustedinstaller so I think simply defining a group policy to delete or to over write the original does workn't (at least for me). I get the blank box until i manually delete authui.dll and then allow the group policy to copy across the modified version. So I assume the policy is getting a access denied msg when it trys to over right the file. It Would be nice to have this all done via GPO's. Any ideas?
    Last edited by andalus; 17th February 2011 at 06:28 PM.

  7. #67
    hfnistelrooy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Good old capital city
    Posts
    52
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    I have just tried this with the school logo and will create a package to send out, will be doing some testing before I decide to put it across the whole network.

  8. #68

    garethedmondson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Gowerton, Swansea
    Posts
    2,271
    Thank Post
    965
    Thanked 325 Times in 193 Posts
    Blog Entries
    11
    Rep Power
    165
    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson View Post
    Yes indeed I've given up bothering to get Windows 7 onto our network. I'll just wait until the LEA get things sorted and push it through.

    For now I'll stick with XP and getting Office 2007 out there. We will go 2010 eventually but I think I'll wait until Windows 7 for that.

    So why have I come to this decision? Simply because I have not the time to mess about with things that don't work. I don't have the time to find workarounds simply because the mapped drives will not appear for admin users or to fix the black background issue. Okay I've done these but my latest bugbear is with a profile...

    We've created the profile as per instructions - but for some reason drives do not get mapped to a profile that has already been copied over to the local machine. We use mandatory. When the user logs on for the first time they pick up everything, but when they log on a second time - they get nothing! Delete their profile and it all works again until they log on again...

    What else.... security groups. I cannot get my security groups to work for some reason. We have three security groups staff/pupils and admin. I want Background 1 for Admin and Background 2 for staff - do they work? Nope not a chance. If B1 get's set then it doesn't B2 doesn't appear for staff.

    I need to spend time on this but fancied a rant. Sorry everyone. Back to normal now, I'll resume my testing tomorrow.

    [Edit - are there any schools on the M4 corridor before Bristol (in Wales then) that are running Windows 7 on a 2003 domain that I could come and see?]


    Gareth
    As I started this thread I thought I would revisit it and say how we are getting on. At the end of last term the LEA announced it would be supporting Windows 7 SP1 in an official capacity from 1 September. They deemed it stable enough to put onto the LEA wide WAN. We had been messing and reporting back and one of the support guys there was doing some excellent work.

    So the weeks leading up to the holidays we played with MDT2010 and the technician @rbendle and I worked on getting a deployment in place ready for sending it out to certain rooms over the Summer. The main worry being the LEA were supporting W7Pro only and we were running Enterprise. Also the LEA didn't have a KMS server - but we did. We now have the only KMS server on the LEA network. Will be interesting to see what happens when other schools need one!

    We were happy with our image and got Office 2010 on there with a lot of other stuff. Driver provisioning all worked and we were happy.

    So @rbendle over a two week period installed W7Ent in 3 rooms. We then tested it when the kids came back and have not seen any issues. Of course we have tweaked during the week but are happy with it.

    Between now and XMas we aim to get the whole school transferred over.

    There we are. All done.

    Gareth

  9. Thanks to garethedmondson from:

    speckytecky (9th September 2011)

  10. #69
    hfnistelrooy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Good old capital city
    Posts
    52
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Has anyone been able to get the logo bit working as a package or is there another way that I can assign it to all windows 7 workstations?

  11. #70

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    usa
    Posts
    1
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Arthur, I know this post is pretty old at this point, but I'm hoping you or someone can maybe help me out here. I've followed your steps for editing the 12223.bmp to T probably 30 times now and I can not get this to work. No matter what I try, I get nothing but a black screen when I replace the original authui.dll with the modified one. I even downloaded a 30 day trial of Photophop just so I could follow your instructions exactly as you've stated.

    One thing here, I'm trying to do this on Windows 2008 R2 which appears to be very similar if not exactly the same when it comes to the authui.dll.

    I believe at one point I made one bitmap that showed our company logo but it was behind one of the layers and didn't look good at all. I can't even get another made like that as it wasn't right so I just deleted it. It's like to matter what I do, if I cut a piece of the Alpha Layer out, I see nothing but a black screen.. I would greatly appreciate your, or anyone else's, advice here. I've been trying to make this work for three days now!!

    This is actually a Citrix XenApp server, that's why I'm using 2008 R2.
    Last edited by snootalope; 6th August 2012 at 08:42 PM.

  12. #71
    wesleyw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Kingswinford
    Posts
    2,211
    Thank Post
    226
    Thanked 50 Times in 44 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    30

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst 12345

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 19th March 2012, 08:58 AM
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 26th May 2010, 05:29 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 4th September 2009, 12:48 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •