Solved

Modify logon screen Windows 7

Posted on 2014-03-24
6
73 Views
Last Modified: 2016-06-03
I need add a link or button in a logon screen in Windows 7.
This link will send us to a web page.
0
Comment
Question by:soporte_synergy
[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
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
Scott Thomson earned 500 total points
ID: 39952343
Basically as per this link below it cannot be done because you cannot launch a browser outside of windows login

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsdesktop/en-US/4436dacb-660b-4e26-891a-894eaf39fb41/customize-the-login-screen-to-point-to-a-url?forum=windowssecurity

There are tools however that can help accomplish things like this
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:Scott Thomson
ID: 39952379
Your main problems will be
- without gp applying to the user account how will it know how to use the net or if the page is local.
-  what permissions will the user have after this link is clicked. This may leave then with the ability to access system files/folders.

There is a reason microsoft don't allow it and why special apps need to be purchased.

It just opens up a firestorm of trouble if you try to hack your way in..
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:_
ID: 39952393
>> what permissions will the user have after this link is clicked...

From what I have read, it operates as SYSTEM (even higher than ADMIN), and yes, that can be very dangerous. Which is why I said to read ALL the comments. Some programs are safer than other to use.
Also I am not sure if a "browser" will work (which ones or how well), as a couple of posters were having issues with EXPLORER (Desktop) closing after about 5 minutes.
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:Scott Thomson
ID: 39952397
yeah logging in as system has "hacked" written all over it lol
with the tools you can specify a service account which has no access barring the site specified.
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:_
ID: 39952411
You know, I might just have to try this tomorrow, if only to see what happens.    : D  
wheeeeeee

now... if I can just remember to do it...
0

Featured Post

Optimize your web performance

What's in the eBook?
- Full list of reasons for poor performance
- Ultimate measures to speed things up
- Primary web monitoring types
- KPIs you should be monitoring in order to increase your ROI

Question has a verified solution.

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

This article is a collection of issues that people face from time to time and possible solutions to those issues. I hope you enjoy reading it.
In this post we will be converting StringData saved within a text file into a hash table. This can be further used in a PowerShell script for replacing settings that are dynamic in nature from environment to environment.
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
Suggested Courses

623 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