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Changing the Vista/7/2008 logon screens

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Hi

I'm looking for a way to create a custom logon screen for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Server 2008. (Logon Screen, I mean: http://www.microsoft.com/library/media/1033/windowsxp/images/using/setup/tips/advanced/67466-click-ok-log-on-to-windows.gif)

I know how to do this for Windows XP and Server 2003 via msgina.dll but after a brief 30 minutes of googling and reading I'm finding the only 'accepted methods' are using a program called 'Logon Studio' in conjunction with 'Vista Boot Image Generator'.

I'm not fond of installing programs unnecessarily. Especially on fresh installs. I would rather have a simple file swap (change a bitmap embedded in a dll, for example) and possible a registry key if I want to preserve the original.

Anyone know how?
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Have you looked at pGINA?
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I did see pGina before, but it wouldn't run on my Win 7 Ent 32-bit Virtual Machine. It ran on Vista x64 though (not VM).

The registry edit / image copy from jackieman works and can be deployed by GPO very easily (I haven't checked if system32 can be edited by batch file without authorization, so I'll check that later), but the solution works anyway with a .reg file and a .bat to run manually to create the info\background folders and copy an image over.

Appreciate the help.
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