changeing logon screen for everyone, Birthdays!!
Posted on 2014-01-03
i have been wanting to extend my "customer service" so that i can recognize folks in a quiet way for their birthdays, we used to do emails but that became a nusiance for employees when people would hit reply all. what i was trying to do was change the login screen on XP and windows 7 to have an image that says happy birthday when the user goes to login. i found the registry options for windows 7 to change the logon image which is a piece of cake. my boss was hopeing we could set up a central location for the image that we can connect to using symlink. i created the folder containing the BackgroundDefault.jpg image both creating it on my machine and placing it on the machine in question and creating it on that machine in question. when i create the link i am able to browse to it and view the image, but the registry doesnt pick it up, it just goes back to the default image. is there a way to do this that the registry will work. the image location is on my computer in my user folder in a shared folder that has all permissions set to allow annonymous read and execute. so computer a has the image, computer B is liked to it and the registry is aimed in the right direction it just seems to ignore the folder even though the way its set up the folder is considered a folder and not a short cut.
let me know if i need to be more clear. thanks in advance!