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
I have checked, rechecked and triple checked, even recreating from scratch, but to no avail... :(
Are you trying this on a 64-bit version of Windows 7?
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
Well the background is easy enough: How To Change Windows 7 Logon Screen or Download Windows 7 Logon Screen Changer Now
Resource Tuner 1.99 R6: Download The Best Resource Editor. Search and replace icons and text. Icon edit. can be used to hack the file instead for the user logo account picture and this User Logon Display Picture - Set Default for All Users - Vista Forums should work.