1) Edit bitmap 12223 in authui.dll i.e. export original picture, edit it to include your logo (128x128 pixels) in the middle of the frame, import it and then save (overwriting the original authui.dll).
2) Make sure the DontDisplayLastName registry key is set to 1 or the "Do not display last user name" GPO is enabled.
You can do. I used to use Resource Hacker, but recently came across ResEdit which I think is even better. :)
There's also XN Resource Editor, Resource Tuner and PE Explorer. Although the last two are not free, they do have several really useful features, such as automatic UPX unpacking and the ability to create application manifests.
For editing the Windows 7 logon screen, I also found the following links quite useful.
Windows 7 Logon Editing Guide
It appears some people have changed this file successfully though which is why I wanted to see a copy of one that has been changed and works.
Did you set that registry entry too? This is key to getting the logo to appear when no one is logged on.
As i have already said - surely using RegHack, et al to modify an original DLL is in breach of the EULA, and as such I dont think its wise for us to be advertising that fact...
Yeah I have that done via GPO, this is what removes the 'Switch User' feature and enables the more classic style login. But at the same time makes this frame appear empty. Seems like a silly feature of Microsoft, I would much prefer to have no frame there or our school logo in the frame but am getting no where with it.
Right finally installed and set up my laptops how i want them, all software installed and working (although I'm on 32 bit which I think is more old software friendly), even abacus evolve, starspell, science explorer and microsmile - it's taken an absolute age to get it right! Only had three to do so set them up individually as I didn't want a clone to wrong disk situation.
No luck with the background, although oddly enough when I tested kartouche, the display reverted to some sort of basic display and the background set by gpo showed until i logged off.
is the logo you are trying to display and what format? as its not given me any issues even picks it up from an xp user policy for me just a std jpg on server \\server\wherever\i\putit.jpg
Just a standard jpeg, stored on server 2003, works with xp pro, the gpo is working as the background is shown briefly before log off. Is your background being shown without changing anything on the windows 7 computer? I haven't set up rsat.
So why isn't mine working then, really fed up now! Did you have to alter anything on windows 7?