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Change Crtl+Alt+Delete Screen

Hi There,

At my old workplace, all the workstations had the company Ctrl-Alt-Delete screen logo/banner.  How can I change the Pictures and Text on the the screen that says Welcome to Windows "Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete to Begin" banner on Windows 2000/XP for all the workstations (DOMAIN WIDE) by either using logon.bat or GPO on the DC?

I want to make such changes on the DC level so that I do not have to go into each workstation one by one.

I have read this link here but this is far fetch from what I am trying to do.  The answers posted on this link didn't even answer the primary question that was asked.  (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Win2000/Q_20861347.html?query=logon+prompt+custom+windows+2000&clearTAFilter=true)

Please post reply only if you are VERY SURE on how to do it or had done it before on the workstations DOMAIN WIDE not just individual as I don't plan to visiting each machine.  Thanks,

Wayne
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Pete LongConsultantCommented:
>>Please post reply only if you are VERY SURE on how to do it or had done it before on the workstations DOMAIN WIDE not just individual as I don't plan to visiting each machine.  Thanks,

The only Time Ive ever done this is on Windows machies (XP and 2K) on a NOVELL network where you can edit the "press CTRL+ALT+DELETE" bitmap which was installed with the Novell client
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allstickAuthor Commented:
Hi Pete,

Thanks for your quick response.  So there isn't anyway to get this done on Windows 2000 Domain Controller or through GPO?

Wayne
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Pete LongConsultantCommented:
As far as Im aware no - you can hack startup .dlls to do it on an odd machine

but a) thats a fanny about and b) you cant roll it out to everyone without doing it manually

you can get it to fire up a legal notice - as mentioned in the other thread - which is OK but it only displays text (thought this you can roll out)

or you can chage the bitmap displayed at start - DONT fanny around with the startup screen saver unless you want your users to sit for tem inutes before they see your artwork - and a word of warning Server 2003 does NOT like people messing with logon.scr (see password recovery on my website)

I know what you are trying to acheive but to the best of my knowledge this can only be done with a Novell client

Pete
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allstickAuthor Commented:
Hi Pete,

Thanks for the answer.  That explains why I couldn't find any info on this.

Wayne
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allstickAuthor Commented:
Hi Pete,

I was about to close the question but it just occur to me that you were speaking of "Novell CTRL+ALT+DELETE" screen.  Was it the Novell logon screen you were talking about?  I was referring to "Windows CTRL+ALT+DELETE".  

Thanks,

Wayne
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Pete LongConsultantCommented:
Hi Wayne - Yes on a Novell network the "Primary Login"Becomes the Novell client and NOT the Client for Microsoft Networks so instead of seeing the windows ctrl+alt+delete you see the novell one - which can be chaged :)

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allstickAuthor Commented:
Hi Pete,

Thank you for the clarification.  However, I am sure that the screen I was referring to was Windows CTRL+ALT+DELETE screen because I have seen this at another company I was visiting.  Except their's was fancier with active desktop background linking the company's intranet to the desktop (I know the active desktop can be done through the GPO).

Wayne
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