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    Windows XP Login Screen

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    We used to be an RM CC3 network and somehow the old network manager substituted the login screen for a custom design one. We recently changed to become a vanilla network and our network manager has moved on.

    I was curious whether it is possible to change the standard login screen to one that could hold our logo, moto and maybe a flashier background.

    Any one got any ideas?

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    Re: Windows XP Login Screen

    Ok by login screen i assume you mean desktop? if so then you can deploy a standard destop using gpo or you could just replace the default desktop. If you are talking about the screen you see that says press Ctrl+Alt+Del, it think its been on this forum before and basically you can change it but you will be breaking a few rules.

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    Re: Windows XP Login Screen

    Yeah I mean the Ctrl + Alt + Del one. Do you have a link because as always I have searched before posting and I couldn't find anything.

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    Re: Windows XP Login Screen

    A search for msgina.dll will return results for what you're looking for, but modifying it is against the MS EULA. RM uses their own GINA DLL for login. Have a look at pGina if you're interested in replacing it.

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    Re: Windows XP Login Screen

    Thanks webman

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    Re: Windows XP Login Screen

    Don't you mean the pre-logon wallpaper as opposed to the actual logon program?

    If so, its this registry key:

    [HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\desktop]
    "Wallpaper"="<path to local file>"

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    Quote Originally Posted by snrweb View Post
    Don't you mean the pre-logon wallpaper as opposed to the actual logon program?

    If so, its this registry key:

    [HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\desktop]
    "Wallpaper"="<path to local file>"
    Is it possible to do this for an image on a network share. Without using messy scripts of packages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by comedydave View Post
    Is it possible to do this for an image on a network share. Without using messy scripts of packages?

    sorry to bump the topic... but this would be REALLLLY usefull to us, does anyone else have any infomation?

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    Have you tried just using a UNC path to a share who's permissions allows anonymous read access?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalehopper View Post
    Don't forget that this violates your Microsoft EULA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    Don't forget that this violates your Microsoft EULA.
    I was under the impression that it would only be an issue if you used the Microsoft / Windows logo. If you use your own graphics it will be fine.

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    No. You are illegally modifying (reverse engineering) Microsoft's files/intellectual property. See here:

    Edit win XP classic logon look - msgina.dll

    resource hacking, msgina.dll and &#039;lock dialog&#039; discussion - EduGeek.net Forums

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    fair do's, we don't mod that file here. Can't see the point although we change the wallpaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    fair do's, we don't mod that file here. Can't see the point although we change the wallpaper.
    So to change the basic log-on wallpaper i need to modify that reg key... am i able to take the wallpaper off of a UNC path?



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