Windows 7 Thread, Windows 7 - I've Given Up in Technical; Originally Posted by citycopiers10
Does it really work?
23rd July 2010, 04:13 PM #61
Originally Posted by citycopiers10
28th July 2010, 10:27 PM #62
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
5th August 2010, 10:31 AM #63
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.
Originally Posted by Arthur
I have checked, rechecked and triple checked, even recreating from scratch, but to no avail...
7th August 2010, 01:01 AM #64
Are you trying this on a 64-bit version of Windows 7?
2nd February 2011, 08:36 AM #65
I'm getting a blank box too
Originally Posted by Gatt
32-bit Windows 7 Enterprise
Originally Posted by Arthur
17th February 2011, 04:23 PM #66
- Rep Power
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.
8th September 2011, 02:51 PM #67
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.
9th September 2011, 08:16 PM #68
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.
Originally Posted by garethedmondson
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.
Thanks to garethedmondson from:
speckytecky (9th September 2011)
13th September 2011, 04:52 PM #69
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?
6th August 2012, 08:35 PM #70
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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.
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