You have a few choices either live with it in its current form (what I do here), use the background image workaround (which with care should be perfectly achieveable to create the desired look) or break the EULA and hack the dll.
I cheated - I setup the background image so when its on the welcome screen the image appears in the box but you just have to make sure there is no picture provided with the user.
You can't tell at all looks like its in the frame
Create a folder in the netlogon and put in it this script and the icons you wish to user
echo copying files
Checking to see if screensaver is installed
if not exist "%PROGRAMDATA%\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\logo.jpg" goto copy1
copy /y "\\server\NETLOGON\griffin\user.bmp" "%PROGRAMDATA%\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\"
copy /y "\\server\NETLOGON\griffin\logo.jpg" "%PROGRAMDATA%\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\"
Now create a gpo in the ou for the widows machines and create a computer startup script to copy the files
Now set the in computer\administrative templates\control panel\user\apply default user logon picture to all users\
The problem resides with the group policy setting 'Do not display last username' - this will not display the picture even if the 'Apply the default user logon picture to all users' setting is defined.
It is by design and as said the easiest way to work around it is the clever use of the default background.
I have spoken to my line manager an he has notified me that this can be done through the folder called OOBE under C:/Windows/System32/OOBE. Can you notify me how to do this?
Yes - Create a folder in OOBE one called info then one inside that called backgrounds and add the image into there called Backgrounddefault (make sure its a jpg)
Then reboot and it will work
EDIT: so the path is C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds\backgrou nddefault.jpg
that only changes the background, I have already customised that, I need to know how to add a photo in the photo frame as its blank and a frame is still there.
As previously stated you can only do this by editing the dll file, or editing your background file to place the logo in the correct place so that it appears to be in the frame.
There is a way to do this by editing dll files, but this is not supported by Microsoft and I gave up as I could not get it to work, also every update that you apply will risk changing the settings back to how they should be.
You can change the default background to include your logo so that it appears to be in the clear box.
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