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Configuring a login banner in gpo for win7 systems

We have configured the interactive login in gpo to show a banner at login. Well, it shows after entering your account and password and before the desktop appears. You need to click the accept button for it to continue logging in.

But, I'm being asked to set the banner at the login screen where you would type in your ID and password. Is that possible?
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Michael LPr. SysadminCommented:
It's possible. Depending on your server OS, in gpmc.msc the setting should be in:

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Personalization

Make a GPO for this, though. Make sure you have your background handy :)
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rdefinoAuthor Commented:
Now, does this only change the login background at the login screen, or does it affect the users desktop also?
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rdefinoAuthor Commented:
there is not "personalization" under control panel.
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Michael LPr. SysadminCommented:
You need to be doing this on the server. Doing this on clients will only fix them individually. I gave you server-side instructions because you mentioned GPO.
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rdefinoAuthor Commented:
I'm on the server editing the gpo, there is no personalization there. It's a 2008 server.

Also, does this only affect the login screen, or does it affect the desktop as well?
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Michael LPr. SysadminCommented:
I'll have to get on my server tomorrow to look again. It would only affect the logon screen banner. Desktop banner is configured elsewhere.
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Michael LPr. SysadminCommented:
Check this out: http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2012/11/how-to-use-group-policy-to-change-the-default-lock-screen-image-in-windows-8/

I know it's Windows 8, but it should give you an idea of what to look for as the GP structure hasn't changed too much over the years.
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rdefinoAuthor Commented:
So Need to modify the background image of the login screen.

I tried doing it following: https://www.novell.com/communities/coolsolutions/how-change-windows-7-logon-screen-background/ 

But here , it says the image needs to be 256k or less, my image is 8mb.  When re-sizing it, the image gets smaller and unreadable.

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/change-and-customize-windows-7s-logon-screen-wallpaper/


How can I get it to 256k and still have it look good for different screen sizes?
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