Windows Thread, 'Log on to Windows' Box Image in Technical; I am quite new to the forum, as I have only been working in the school since October. I am ...
9th February 2011, 12:04 PM #1
'Log on to Windows' Box Image
I am quite new to the forum, as I have only been working in the school since October. I am an apprentise and I have returned to the school that I was taught at.
But anyway .... this week I have implemented a new background to our computers as the old one was showing its age and it was here when I started in 2004!!! But I want to do the next step, what I would like to do is modify the image on the 'Login to windows box' where the username and password has to be entered to login.
But yeah, I want to personalise the image where it says windows xp, to something to the school, just to add a bit of branding.
Does anyone know where the image is stored or how to edit the registry? I would rather not have to run any hack etc ... just a legit way of doing it?
Your help is very much appreciated.
9th February 2011, 12:12 PM #2
Extremely difficult without using some XP theme magic program was my experience when I researched this subject a year or two back. Lots of pieces of software will do it, but I wasn't comfortable doing that over a network, and I didn't fancy a registry hack for something purely aesthetic either.
I'm sure its possible (afterall, RM CC3 has its own Gina), and with Windows 7 it was reasonable easy...
9th February 2011, 12:17 PM #3
Changing the msgina.dll file that controls this would do it, but doing so would violate the license conditions for Windows and mean you were then running Windows unlicensed.
You can write your own replacement for msgina, but it isn't easy or quick.
9th February 2011, 12:28 PM #4
Novell Client...... We use this for allsorts, competitions, announcements.......
Not much help I know.........
9th February 2011, 12:33 PM #5
Hrmm ok thanks all for your posts so far, maybe i will just chnage the background that appears behind the login box, as that is pretty easy to do in the registry, and excuse my spelling mistake of 'apprentice', obviously I wasn't taught very well! :L
This is what the background looks like, what do you think?
9th February 2011, 12:41 PM #6
Only any help if they use Novell server...
Originally Posted by daveyboy
9th February 2011, 12:48 PM #7
Messing around with the MSGina is pretty easy, just make sure the images are 256bit colour if I remember correctly. Also rather than overwriting the existing gina file always save it as something else then point to it via the registry. Also test it fully - after making some changes you may find that windows no longer boots(have a winpe disk with reg editing tools handy)
The program you'll need to do the editing is Resource Hacker.
9th February 2011, 12:49 PM #8
Which was why the last line read
"Not much help I know........."
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