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  • Windows 7 Background Customization

 #19988  by Neuropass
 28 Oct 2011, 02:44
If you want to assign a Win7 Background & Logon picture based on the size of the Monitor we recommend to create a picture that looks good with the FILL
option on different screen sizes. Here are the recommendations for a nice looking picture

* Create a picture with a resolution of 2560x1440
* Use the attached win7 background template
o The black lines defines the different sizes
o The best place for customer Logo is in the middle white area
o The top and bottom area (marked with the red line) should not contain any information , this is a cut off area based on the screen size
* Push the picture to your clients via GPO
o "\User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Desktop\Desktop\Desktop Wallpaper"
o Enable the Active Desktop Setting as described in KB977944

- Or you could use a .reg file:

Code: Select allWindows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]

where "Wallpaper"="<path to your wallpaper>"

Windows Logon Screen:

The graphics in the “Windows 7 Login Screen Templates. zip” file show the different resolutions

* Ensure you don’t change the names, only on the default file you can have a higher resolution
* Again, don’t add information, logos , etc in the red area because those can have an overlapping with windows default elements
* Copy the jpg files to %windir%\system32\oobe\info\Backgrounds. You need to create the folder if it does not exist.
* Open the Registry Editor
* Navigate to (If you cannot find the path or the key go ahead and create it)

Code: Select all HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background

* Double click on key named OEMBackground and change its value dword:00000001 If the key does not exist, create it.
* If you use Themes (including win7 default Theme), ensure that in the [Theme] area SetLogonBackground=1 is set.
This will prevent any change of the Logon screen. You can also tie your login background to a specific theme if you change themes frequently but always return to your standard.
To do this open your favorite .theme file with a text editor (notepad will do), which, if you've saved your theme, you will find in the folder at C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes
Code: Select all[Theme]
DisplayName=Woodgrove IT Theme
BrandImage=%systemdrive%\Windows\System32\OOBE\Info\Backgrounds\Windows 7 Background.png


 #19992  by 351837
 28 Oct 2011, 13:56
Excellent. :dddance
I already have few ideas to use this tip. :ha: Thanks. :good1: