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My new Windows 7 (Enterprise) laptop will not allow me to change my User Account picture. How can I enable this?

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It's possible that there's some group policy preventing this. Talk to your sysadmin. Potentially your cached local user account could have something corrupt as well.

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Which group policy might this be? I have admin privileges on my machine and am familiar with gpedit, but I can’t find a policy that is restricting this. –  GSTD Oct 15 '10 at 20:52
Is this not on a corporate domain environment or something like that? I assumed that was the case since Enterprise isn't available for non-volume licensing. –  Shinrai Oct 15 '10 at 22:21
Yeah OK, the truth comes out. I'm all that's left here that could be called 'sysadmin' and I seriously suck at it. Do you have any idea what group policy might be restricting this? –  GSTD Oct 16 '10 at 13:42
What happens when you actually try to change it? The only policy I can think of offhand is at Computer Configuration - Administrative Templates - Control Panel - User Accounts - "Apply the default logon picture to all users". –  Shinrai Oct 18 '10 at 16:25
When I go to Control Panel>User Accounts>Change your Picture and select a different sample picture, then click the 'Change Picture' button, I get the message: "This action cannot be performed due to an account restriction. Please contact your administrator." Sadly, that's me. When I try to Enable, Disable, or Not Configure the 'Apply the default logon picture to all users.' in the Group Policy editor, it has no impact. –  GSTD Oct 19 '10 at 21:15

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