Solved

Login Background

Posted on 2013-10-28
6
334 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-04
Can someone walk me thru what I need to do to set up group policy so that all my users will have the same login background on their workstation.

Read a bit on going to User Configuration > Windows Settings > Files  but then I am not sure what I need to put where to set it up.  

Or am I  in the wrong area.
0
Comment
Question by:bankwest
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
6 Comments
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Seth Simmons
ID: 39606234
0
 

Author Comment

by:bankwest
ID: 39606247
We have the desktop wallpaper already set.   I am wanting to create a standard look for the login background.
0
 

Author Comment

by:bankwest
ID: 39606251
Maybe I jumped the gun.....   I should read more FIRST....   LOL
0
Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

 

Author Comment

by:bankwest
ID: 39606294
Ok....This may be a very dumb question.    I am trying to learn.   When creating the NEW FILE and there is a source and destination file....I am putting the source where I have saved the jpg file for the background and that is on the network.   What do I put as destination?    How do I get it to apply it to the local computer.   If I put C:\Users\Public\Pictures as shown.....won't that put it on the C drive of my server???
0
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
Giovanni Heward earned 500 total points
ID: 39606312
For the background login graphic, see my post here:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/Windows_7/Q_28274350.html

You'll need to make the registry change on, and copy your background JPG to, the users local machine.  This script will get you closer.

@echo off
setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
if not exist "%windir%\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds" md "%windir%\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds"
copy /b /v /y "\\server.domain.local\share\path\backgroundDefault.jpg" "%windir%\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds\."
if exist "%windir%\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds\backgroundDefault.jpg"	(
	reg add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background /v OEMBackground /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
) else (
	echo Error: backgroundDefault.jpg not found, locally.
	pause
)

Open in new window


Bearing in mind:
...the actual file size of backgroundDefault.jpg cannot exceed 256 KB [and] you'll want to use an image whose dimensions match the screen resolution that you are using.

Here's a helpful app:
http://www.julien-manici.com/windows_7_logon_background_changer/
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:bankwest
ID: 39622197
I like the background changer.....

Thanks for the tip
0

Featured Post

Salesforce Made Easy to Use

On-screen guidance at the moment of need enables you & your employees to focus on the core, you can now boost your adoption rates swiftly and simply with one easy tool.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Scenario:  You do full backups to a internal hard drive in either product (SBS or Server 2008).  All goes well for a very long time.  One day, backups begin to fail with a message that the disk is full.  Your disk contains many, many more backups th…
Background Information Recently I have fixed file server permission issues for one of my client. The client has 1800 users and one Windows Server 2008 R2 domain joined file server with 12 TB of data, 250+ shared folders and the folder structure i…
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…
This tutorial will walk an individual through configuring a drive on a Windows Server 2008 to perform shadow copies in order to quickly recover deleted files and folders. Click on Start and then select Computer to view the available drives on the se…
Suggested Courses

622 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question