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How To Change The User Account Picture

Posted on 2010-09-23
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Hi there,

 Our boss approached me with a unique request: Each user must have their picture on the Welcome screen. I already added their pictures on Exchange for Outlook 2010 users, but I have no idea how to add a different picture for each user.

Do you guys know how to do it via GPO or script... Or maybe some tool.

My domain controllers are Win 2k8 and Win 7 on the workstations.

Thanks.
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by:jcimarron
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ney_santos--I cannot tell you how to do it through GPO or script, but here is how you do it on an individual basis.
Control Panel|Display|Personalization (left side bottom)|Change your account picture (left side top)|Follow directions.
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by:Richard1985
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Hello,

This is possible and also very straightforward. Please see the following Microsoft guide:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Choose-a-picture-for-your-user-account-and-Start-menu
There are also many links on there with Useful Windows 7 personalisation tips.

What is the size of the network and is it a single domain?

Thanks
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by:ney_santos
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We have about 100 users and it's a single domain.
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by:ney_santos
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This link is to choose the picture by control painel on the workstation. I need to do it via GPO or script to do it on all users.
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by:jcimarron
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ney_santos--Each user is to have his own personal picture????
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by:ney_santos
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That's right jcimarron. Each user must have his own picture on the welcome screen and start menu top.
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by:jcimarron
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ney_santos--As I mentioned earlier, I cannot provide script.  While that can perhaps be developed, I would think each user would still have to provide his/her picture and put it into a designated location for the script to pick up.
Good luck.
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by:Richard1985
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Hello,

Yes this would be quote difficult to script and
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This script was developed by the dev team in my company. I'll post the script later.

Tks anyway.
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This script was developed by the dev team in my company. I'll post the script later.
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