Win7 - Use GPO to set different User Account Picture at logon-screen
Posted on 2010-11-12
At our company we are going to migrate to Windows 7 next year. One of the things we would like to do, is to display a specific picture for each user that log on to the system.
Users can set their own user account picture but we would like to set it to the photo of the user. This needs to be done through GPO when the user logs on.
I found out that the picture information is stored in "c:\programdata\microsoft\user account pictures\" and is called domain + username.DAT (eg. MYDOMAIN + MARK.DAT).
I am able to create a script that during logon of a users copies a specific file to this location but how do I create this DAT file? If I open it in a picuture viewer it is not a picture file.
Has anybody else had this challenge and how did you deal with it?
Any help would be appreciated.