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  • Question

  • Hello,

       Does anyone know of a way to allow me to be able to assign a different image for the Win7 logon screen and another different image for the lock screen? I've only found ways to make it so that both have to show the same image. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 4:29 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Based on my understanding, in Windows 7, they use the same background screen. More interesting, I think they are the same screen----logon screen.

    In Windows 7, system use a function to lock the screen, a function has no parameters:

    LockWorkStation function

    BOOL WINAPI LockWorkStation(void);

    We can use this function by calling rundll32.exe directly:

    rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

    After that, we are redirected to logon screen.

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    • Marked as answer by Karen Hu Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:40 AM
    Thursday, March 13, 2014 1:50 AM

All replies

  • Hi!

    From what I know, the only possible way to acomplish this is by using a third-party software, but since it's the same "Shell", I'm not sure even that is possible unfortionatley.

    Best regards
    Andreas Molin


    Andreas Molin | Site: www.guidestomicrosoft.com | Twitter: andreas_molin

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 4:46 PM
  • Thank you for your quick response. I'm hoping that there is some sort of reference that can be made in the authui.dll or authui.dll.mui files . . . 
    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 4:48 PM
  • There might be something you can do, but editing those files aren't supported by Microsoft.

    But if you find a solution, I would really like to know!

    //Andreas


    Andreas Molin | Site: www.guidestomicrosoft.com | Twitter: andreas_molin

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 4:55 PM
  • Thank you.

    I will most certainly let you know if I find anything. Hopefully we find out together.

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 5:26 PM
  • Hi,

    Based on my understanding, in Windows 7, they use the same background screen. More interesting, I think they are the same screen----logon screen.

    In Windows 7, system use a function to lock the screen, a function has no parameters:

    LockWorkStation function

    BOOL WINAPI LockWorkStation(void);

    We can use this function by calling rundll32.exe directly:

    rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

    After that, we are redirected to logon screen.

    If you have any feedback on our support, please click here


    Alex Zhao
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Karen Hu Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:40 AM
    Thursday, March 13, 2014 1:50 AM