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    Login Screens - How Have you Got Yours Setup

    Just doing some research on what people have set up on their network. If people don't mind sharing. What GPO settings do you have setup on your login screen to customise it?

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    On the actual login screen, we don't have a huge amount really.

    We got it set to show a blank frame for the user icon (ideally would like to get rid of the frame entirely, but can't do that ) and a custom background, specifically:


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    Ours is pretty standard, with some relevant spiel concerning our network access policy (which no-one ever reads, and then look mortified when you point it out when they're in trouble).

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    We've got this as our background picture, pick of the school
    Attachment 17914

    Looks very fancy on Windows 7 and just about Ok on XP

    We also have this as the user picture on the lock screen
    Attachment 17915

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    The school badge is above the username/password box and a version of the trim around our compliments slip wraps around the bottom and left of the screen. We do this by changing the oobe.bmp

    Location: C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds

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    We've not customised ours yet, as we're still using XP.

    However, when we move to Windows 7, this will be the login screen.

    background1280x800.jpg

    The desktop picture is similar, except the logo is in the middle.

    I also have a boot animation which is the logo fading in, then glowing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    The school badge is above the username/password box and a version of the trim around our compliments slip wraps around the bottom and left of the screen. We do this by changing the oobe.bmp

    Location: C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds
    Cheers, I knew about the background change, but not the icon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexB View Post
    Cheers, I knew about the background change, but not the icon.
    I haven't managed to get rid of the box that would normally hold the picture of the logged on user [empty when there is no user logged on] I have, however placed the school badge in such a way that it appears inside the box. Not as tidy as I would like but it does the job.

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    Also be interested to know what windows controls you remove an example do you remove ease of access, do you have an aup mssage etc etc etc

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    We display an AUP/monitoring notice, but everything else is enabled - no need to disable ease of access stuff that I can see?

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    Quote Originally Posted by russdev View Post
    Also be interested to know what windows controls you remove an example do you remove ease of access, do you have an aup mssage etc etc etc
    Looks like we are getting Impero over the summer so we should be able to set up an AUP using that?

    Other stuff I will look at later. It doesn't make sense to continue to make changes to this network as it will all change over the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russdev View Post
    Also be interested to know what windows controls you remove an example do you remove ease of access, do you have an aup mssage etc etc etc
    I tested the option of nuking EOA and it did work, however we didn't get enough trouble with it and left it alone. However if you set %SystemRoot%\System32\Utilman.exeshow to everyone deny execute/read then it will never work again

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    Got to love how you can hack into a Windows 7 device by renaming cmd to utilman.exe, root command prompt. Thankfully our kids don't seem bright enough to boot from USB to change the c:\ of utilman

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickbro View Post
    ...Thankfully our kids don't seem bright enough to boot from USB to change the c:\ of utilman
    We PXE boot our stations when building off the network. So we disable all boot devices except for HDD [first], Network card [second]

    If they do find the network boot it asks them for the domain admin/password combination to proceed.

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    Just make sure to put a password on the bios and that's fine

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