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    Pre-logon image

    So running Windows 8.1 Ent, set the GP to set the pre-logon image in "Computer Config > Policies > Admin Templates > Control Panel > Personalization", but cannot see a way to set the Fit, Fill, Centre, etc. options.

    Any ideas?

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    No the best way but I have about 6 images saved on the client computer..each with a different resolution. When we do the builds I will specify one of the images in the GPO (Most of the different builds have the same monitor sizes eg 1280x1024) manually..

    If anyone has a better solution I will also be interested

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    If you can find/locate the standard logon image (within the Windows directory), look at its properties then just overwrite it so no GPO is required. In theory this would work best.

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    On 2008 R2 for example, the directory is:

    Code:
    C:\Windows\SysWOW64\oobe\background.bmp
    which is a 1024 x 768 res.

    On Windows 7 x86 it's:

    Code:
    C:\Windows\System32\oobe\background.bmp
    which is also a 1024 x 768 res.

    You could replace this on a base image, or use a GPP to apply the change once.

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    On 2008 R2 for example, the directory is:

    Code:
    C:\Windows\SysWOW64\oobe\background.bmp
    which is a 1024 x 768 res.

    On Windows 7 x86 it's:

    Code:
    C:\Windows\System32\oobe\background.bmp
    which is also a 1024 x 768 res.

    You could replace this on a base image, or use a GPP to apply the change once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    On 2008 R2 for example, the directory is:

    Code:
    C:\Windows\SysWOW64\oobe\background.bmp
    which is a 1024 x 768 res.

    On Windows 7 x86 it's:

    Code:
    C:\Windows\System32\oobe\background.bmp
    which is also a 1024 x 768 res.

    You could replace this on a base image, or use a GPP to apply the change once.

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    On 2008 R2 for example, the directory is:

    Code:
    C:\Windows\SysWOW64\oobe\background.bmp
    which is a 1024 x 768 res.

    On Windows 7 x86 it's:

    Code:
    C:\Windows\System32\oobe\background.bmp
    which is also a 1024 x 768 res.

    You could replace this on a base image, or use a GPP to apply the change once.
    Sadly it doesn't appear to be that straightforward in Windows 8

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    It is that simple (just changing files) - in Win7 you could control it using the OEMBackground registry switch; in Win8 you just change the files in the default location. (call your new ones the same as the old ones)

    I can't remember the exact file path for Win8, but if you google it you'll find loads of references to how to do this without using GPOs

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    We use GPP to overwrite the files in C:\Windows\System32\oobe in both 7 and 8.1. We created images for every screen res that we use, so that the image doesn't appear stretched or squished on 4:3, 5:4, 16:10 and 16:9 monitors.
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