I'm trying to figure out how to set a default Windows 7 logon account picture (the box just above the username field - looks like a picture frame) for all users. The environment is a computer lab, with all computers on a domain - I'd like all users to see the same default jpeg or bitmap at the login screen. I sure would have thought this would be an easy thing to do, but my google fu is failing me bigtime. Any ideas?
I'm not at my Windows 7 machine right now, so I can't test this.
The default account images on Windows 7 are stored in
X:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\Default Pictures where
X:\ is the system drive. You ought to be able to move all of the images from that directory and replace them with a single image file. Your image file should be 128x128 pixels.
You can use the MMC (Start--> MMC in the run line)
- Add the Group Policy Object Editor via File--> Add/Remove Snap In and select it, choose local and follow it along.
- Then open it to Local Computer Policy,
- then Computer Configuration,
- then Administrative Templates,
- Control Panel,
- then Users Accounts
- finally you should see the "Apply the default user logon picture to all users".
- Double click it and then simply set it to Enabled and hit OK.
Now if you want to use a picture different than the Windows 7 default:
Place the pic you want to use here
* I am pretty sure there are rules to the size of this image but you are gunna have to look those up yourself I am too lazy :)