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i just added a computer to my domain.  the default color of the logon screen, from my experience, is a basic blue color.  this pc has the manufacturers logo as the background and i dont want that as the logon screen.

when the user logs in, it goes to the proper background, however, i am refering to the background when the logon/user/pass box is displayed.

Thanks.

i had trouble picking zones...(my browser is to blame...)

windows 2003 server has the domian

pc is windows xp pro with sp3

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no, not quite.

99% of my machines look like this right now....

http://www.windows-help-central.com/image-files/windows-xp-logon-screen.jpg

when i added this computer to the domain (i didnt think you could have the welcome screen when on a domain...) i still see this screen

http://www.windows-help-central.com/image-files/windows-xp-logon-screen.jpg

but i see the manufactures logo in the entire background, instead of the windows default blue.

my question is...how do i change back to the default windows blue background.

once i logon to the network, the desktop background changes to how it should be, so it isnt a group policy issue.

thanks.

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From that same link

In the registry editor, navigate to HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\CONTROL PANEL\DESKTOP and double-click the string "wallpaper"
Enter the full path and filename of the .bmp image that you want to use as background (the image must be in .bmp format)

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ok, i guess i am still confused (not confused on the registry edit, but what to use for the original wallpaper)...how do i know what the default blue color is?

should i open up the registry on another pc (that has the default blue screen) and just copy the registry string from a machine with the proper default blue screen?
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this is what it currently looks like...

http://moarpics.com/images/cyv16o7mw947olkxeqm.jpg


i understand the registry edit, but i was in the process of connectingto my work network to grab a screen shot.

thanks.
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it is called wallpaper.bmp
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thanks, i will try now.

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ok, just made a change and now i am rebooting.

just curious, shouldn't i see a picture labeled wallpaper.bmp in the c:\windows folder?
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it may also be named logon.bmp, was just confirming that as my laptop doesnt have a normal install
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i changed it to wallpaper.bmp in the registry and i see the default blue like i want, but before i renamed it, i tried to look for the file, just to see if it was there, and it wasnt.

oh well.
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results are good  :-)
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