If you use Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) Self Service Password Reset, there is a reset password link on your windows 7 lock screen that opens the FIM password reset application:

lockscreen with fim password reset

Is it possible to edit this link, so that it opens a self developed application?

  • Yes, and for the love of bacon clean your monitor man! Aug 29, 2014 at 11:30
  • Its not the monitor, its my phone camera that sucks :/ Did not manage to do print screen when the computer was locked. And if yes, how?
    – randoms
    Aug 29, 2014 at 11:31

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Yes, it is possible.

It is also not incredibly easy to get to work reliably. This is partially by design, because by altering the Windows Logon process you could also lower or bypass security.

In short:

Windows 2000/ NT/ XP Replace MSGINA.DLL in the registry with a custom DLL and update the registry.

Windows NT 6.0+ (Vista+) You need to create a custom Credential Provider.

If you research this further you will see there are many examples and tutorials. Neither route is exceptionally easy.

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