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Set default profile picture through Group Policy

Hi

I have server 2008 AD installed and have windows 7 as clients, my requirement is, when ever a user power on the machine and when he gets the login screen, he should see the company profile as the profile picture.

Can I do it using GP, if yes, can someone please tell the steps or way to do it?
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jodiddyCommented:
Here is a site with the answer to your question:

http://www.corenetworkz.com/2010/03/default-user-logon-picture-to-all-users.html


Local computer policy > Computer configuration > Administrative Templates > Control panel > User Accounts

We should double click on the user account and open the default user logon Picture configuration window.

 userloginpicture.png
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Krzysztof PytkoActive Directory EngineerCommented:
As it was mentioned above, you can do that this way. But instead of modifying local policies (as your environment is Active Directory), open GPMC console and create new policy or modify one of existing. Do necessary changes within that GPO and link it to OU with users. This is user setting not computer, so it only affects user objects

Regards,
Krzysztof
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karnapuneCommented:
T o set a users Desktop wallpaper via a Group Policy Object (GPO) the following two settings need to be configured.
 \User Configiguration\Administrative Templates\Desktop\Active Desktop\
Enable Active Desktop; and
Active Desktop Wallpaper
 
You can also follow below url for more info

http://www.geekshangout.com/node/94

Regards,
Rahul
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jodiddyCommented:
My reference was meant to be applied in the manner that Krzysztof describes.  The Administrative Templates are a GP option and can modified and pushed out via GPO.

Thanks Krzysztof for clarifying!
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mukvinmanAuthor Commented:
Thanks, to all.........

I have enabled it at the GPO but I am not sure where do I need to copy that image that I want to be visible there?
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jodiddyCommented:
Default User logon images stored at

User Login Picture is stored in the following folder with the name user.bmp .
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures

The default guest picture is stored at :
"C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures " in the name guest.bmp

Best course of action to use a logon script to copy the file from a share to the above locations.
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Krzysztof PytkoActive Directory EngineerCommented:
Put an image in any publicly available share for DOmain Users (they need read&execute rights there) during the first GPO startup, image will be copied to "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures"

Picture can bu put into NETLOGON share which is always available for Domain Users (even for those new), NETLOGIN share stores logon scripts and you can also put there an image

@jodiddy: no problem :)

Krzysztof
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Krzysztof PytkoActive Directory EngineerCommented:
OK, my mistake it won't be pulled automatically, you need to set up GPP (Group Policy Preferences) to copy it PCs. Please check that at
http://blippy.net/blog/archive/2011/01/04/customizing-windows-7rsquos-logon-screen-and-user-picture-with-group.aspx

everything is explained how to use GPP to deliver image to specified location. Anyway image must be in publicly available share for users to copy to their profiles

Sorry, for mistake

Krzysztof
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mukvinmanAuthor Commented:
worked fine
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