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Windows 7: Log On Screen - Change

19 Mar 2011   #270
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I hope they'll be able to resize it for you.


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20 Mar 2011   #271
Rose1

windows Ultimate
 
 

Jerry and PooMan helped me out and it worked out perfect. Thank you all ☺
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20 Mar 2011   #272
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Rose. Thank you for posting back.
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03 Apr 2011   #273
bbosa

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

great work mate, thanks
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03 Apr 2011   #274
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Bbosa, and welcome to Seven Forums. Thank you.
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19 May 2011   #275
iRHardcore

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit (Build 7600)
 
 

I have a very annoying issue, some of you may be able to solve it very quickly for me, but it's still very annoying.
I changed my logon screen a while back, then changed it again to something different and all of a sudden, the first logon screen has came back into use, for some unusual reason.
I have tried changing my logon screen with method one and three, and seeing as none of those two worked, I tried method four to restore it to the default logon screen. Only to be greeted by the same, horrible logon screen.

Does anyone have any idea why it may not be working?!
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19 May 2011   #276
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Joe,

You might see if running the sfc /scannow command may be able to help if it's an issue with a corrupted system file. Afterwards, restart the computer and see if you may be able to change it using Option One.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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30 Jun 2011   #277
Gr33nTwig

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Enable via group policy

Hi All,

I'm going to roll out Windows 7 / Office 2010 to about 100 workstations in my organisation.

Firstly thank you Brink for this information on how to modify for a single workstation.

I've just carried it a bit further so you can create a Group Policy and push this out to all workstations if you want.

Here's what I did.

I created 2 scripts -

One - create the subfolders Info and Background, but it looks like I dont need to as they seem to exist now after an update or SP1.

Two - Copy the image I want to use into the %WinDir%\System32\oobe\info\Backgrounds\ folder

Still here it is if you want it. (You can see where I took the code from and modified it to suit)

**Script to create Folders**

Code:
 
' NewFolderEC.vbs
' Free example VBScript to create a folder with error-correcting Code.
' Author Guy Thomas Windows Server 2008, Exchange advice. Help solving computer problems. PowerShell VBScript
' Version 2.6 - May 2010
' ------------------------------------------------' 
Option Explicit
Dim objFSO, objFolder, objShell, strDirectory1, strDirectory2
strDirectory1 = "C:\Windows\System32\oobe\Info"
strDirectory2 = "C:\Windows\System32\oobe\Info\Backgrounds"
 
' Create the File System Object
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
' Note If..Exists. Then, Else ... End If construction
If objFSO.FolderExists(strDirectory1) Then
Set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder(strDirectory1)
'WScript.Echo strDirectory1 & " already created "
Else
Set objFolder = objFSO.CreateFolder(strDirectory1)
'WScript.Echo "Just created Directory Info " & strDirectory1
Set objFolder = objFSO.CreateFolder(strDirectory2)
'WScript.Echo "Just created Directory Backgrounds " & strDirectory2
End If
 
WScript.Quit
' End of Sample VBScript to create a folder with error-correcting Code
*Script only creates folders if they don't exist*

**Script to copy Dedicate image to %WinDir%\System32\oobe\info\Backgrounds\**

Code:
on error resume next
Const OverwriteExisting = TRUE 
Dim oNet, WshShell, objFSO, SvrName, OutlookFontSettings, UsrProfile
set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") 
WinDir = WshShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%WinDir%")
objFSO.CopyFile "\\server\share\background.jpg" , WinDir &"\System32\oobe\info\Backgrounds\backgroundDefault.jpg", OverwriteExisting
*apologies for any VB coders if it's not neat, I'm just a SysAdmin and pinch code off the web and modify it to suit*

Once you have these 2 scripts created - tested and confim they work.

You now create the group policy.

It all runs under computer configuration (not user configuration)

Add the two scripts under Policies - Windows Settings - Scripts (Folder creation first before the file copy) ((Also make sure the Scripts are located in a network share location))

Next is the registry entry.

I recommend you import the registry setting into a Windows 7 machine that has Admin rights (locally and domain).

Use The Registry Wizard under Preferences - Windows Settings - Registry.
Import the settings from your machine that has the settings imported in.
(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Authentication/LogonUI/Background)

Allocate the GP to an OU with the Windows 7 computers in it. - I'd recomend you test this on an OU with your test workstation in it. I'm confident, but not THAT confident.

Fingers crossed it should work.

Hope this helps or guides someone in the right direction.

Rolly
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06 Jul 2011   #278
winandy597

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit
 
 
how to unistall this program?

How do I unistall windows 7 backround changer and just use windows to change my log on screen? I want to delete the .cmd and the .reg i just downloaded from this forum under option 4. I really don't want this program on my computer so how do I get rid of it. Please help me I really want windows to control that aspect of my computer. Where are the file located in the registry? Thank you for your help.
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06 Jul 2011   #279
Gr33nTwig

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by winandy597 View Post
How do I unistall windows 7 backround changer and just use windows to change my log on screen? I want to delete the .cmd and the .reg i just downloaded from this forum under option 4. I really don't want this program on my computer so how do I get rid of it. Please help me I really want windows to control that aspect of my computer. Where are the file located in the registry? Thank you for your help.
Under Brink's first post is option 4 to set back to defaults.

You don't need to run any command, just follow the directions in option 4 and it will remove any registry settings you have put in for the login background.

You will most probably have to restart for changes to be seen.

Rolly
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