The file server is in the same domain and the user has access. It may be fixed in the future. By default in Windows 10, users are able to change their image to Windows Spotlight, picture, or a slideshow as often as they like. The second is the sign in screen itself where you enter your password, , or. Any help is greatly appreciated. Now when the user logs off or shutdown the computer they will have the new background image see below. You should post a picture when you get everything working.
Either way I'm heading home so I'll read tomorrow. You can now restart, lock your screen or logout to see your new login screen. You can read all about that in our. Here is a workaround if you are the local admin on your machine:. Would you like to answer one of these instead? This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to change the lock screen background image for all users in Windows 10. This way the policy should fail to overwrite the image but succeed to set it as the default background.
Here is a quick step by step guide. Can you take the wallpaper you want and save it in that location? I have a Domain running at the Windows Server 2008 functional level, which cannot be upgraded currently due to logistics reasons. You can change the avatar of the user account Control Panel, then click on User Accounts, then click on Change your picture , but you cannot change the big background image from the Control Panel. Once this is finished you can close the Registry Editor and open up Windows Explorer. Warning: This approach uses third-party tools to modify a Windows system file. This setting allows you to force a specific default lock screen image by entering the path location of the image file. Is there somewhere within Windows 7 where I can change the lame background image for the login screen? This was easy to configure and it works like a champ.
It's not clear what settings you changed. Press the Windows Key + R simultaneously and put regedit in Run dialog box. The cost savings with this setting can be significant in offices that deploy hundreds if not thousands of computers. If you enable this setting, the user will not be able to change their lock screen image, and they will instead see the default image When Force a specific default lock screen image is used in conjunction with the Prevent changing lock screen image setting, you can always force the specified lock screen image to be shown. Bill Kindle wrote: Kelly Armitage wrote: To repeat. If you have access to the Group Policy Editor, launch gpedit. I haven't noticed any difference at all with login times.
I cannot get the file to copy automatically. I also have the above registry in place and it's still showing my own lock screen image. Sometimes, if the client machine is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, the Desktop Wallpaper Group Policy setting cannot be applied correctly either background does not change or just goes to blank. I could care less how you imaged it or what you did to deploy the image. There are also miscellaneous programs, hacks, etc. Windows will use the default background if no custom background image is available.
It simply locks the current screen saver settings so they cannot be changed unless a user with administrative privileges changes it back. It's not clear what settings you changed. Launch the Registry Editor by typing regedit into the search box in the Start menu and pressing Enter. Short of frequently deploying new settings, no, there is no mechanism to rotate the image. Here you will also see Prevent changing lock screen image setting.
There is a group policy setting to lock down that setting and has proven to be very consistent. In the same Group Policy Object use the to copy a background image e. That said, do you know the location of the file that is used for the desktop background? Which I've already done, but all using the original image. Prevent users from changing Start Screen in Windows 8. You'll have to do that every time you log on though, as group policy refreshes itself. I have a couple of questions: 1 I see you are copying the new background file from a network server, but I am also doing it and it does not work. In Windows 8, Lock Screen is one leading new features introduced.
Thanks for contributing an answer to Server Fault! Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 on this site the. Pesky reg key removed each time on login. A2E has given me enough info that I can work with that and will make it my Friday mission. Here is how to change Windows 7 logon screen background. And again, we suggest reading our guide for the full instructions. Verify the result on client computer When the policy is refreshed, you can try signing out or lock the computer to see the new lock screen image being applied. .
Double click on this policy to get the window shown below. Now with Windows 8 I can set the lock screen via group policy, and don't have to think about it up front or include it in the original image. When I image a new system it will have a custom lock screen using our logo. In a managed domain like corporate environment, they typically would want to show company-branded image or a disclaimer on the computer lock screen. . Kelly Armitage wrote: Reading failure comprehension. I also set the default wallpaper to the same, but users are free to change that.