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Windows 8 Pro Pre-Logon Screen Change

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Client Workstation is running windows 8 pro and I'm trying to figure out how to change the pre-logon screen from inital startup from windows default to a custom image. I've done it before on a windows 8.1 computer using gpedit and selecting custom background to enable. on this windows 8 it didn't work.

should I change the GPO on the server to something?
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by:McKnife
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Hi.

When I last tried it, it only worked with local images. The GPO can be used and worked, but the picture file needs to be copied locally, first.
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by:DyingLife
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Currently the custom image is stored in my "pictures" folder where should it be placed? GPO is currently set to enable custom images
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Any local path would do.
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by:DyingLife
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Thought so. Ok if you or anyone can think of a way to help please comment thanks
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Please run rsop.msc at the client to see if the policy applied.
Are we talking about this policy http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrdogs/archive/2012/11/20/set-windows-8-lock-screen-image-kb2770917.aspx ? It needs the update mentioned.
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ok I'll work on getting the Update installed and try that thanks!
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