- 30th July 2009 at 19:25 #48526
- 31st July 2009 at 10:41 #48527
- 14th June 2011 at 15:30 #48528
I know this forum is super old but I wanted to post my own solution to this problem. It requires no modification of any system DLLs or registry hacks that may break your system if you don’t know what you are doing.
If you do a quick Google search for how to change your background the most popular search will pull up “Stardock’s LogonStudio”. You can install this software for free on Server 2008 but if you try to apply any of the given customize-able backgrounds it will not work. The solution is to simply download Application Verifier and add “Logonui.exe” to trick Server 2008 into thinking its Vista.
Step 1: Download Stardock’s Logon Studio here: http://download.cnet.com/LogonStudio/3000-2344_4-10328443.html?part=dl-80664
Step 2: Download Application Verifier: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=c4a25ab9-649d-4a1b-b4a7-c9d8b095df18
Download AMD64 if you have 64-bit server 2008 or X86 if you have 32-bit server 2008.
Step 3: Open Application Verifier (not the X64 one)
Step 4: Click File > Add Application
Step 5: Navigate to C:WindowsSystem32
Step 6: Type in “Logonui.exe” in the File name text field.
Step 7: On right-side uncheck Basics
Step 8: Expand the + next to Compatibility
Step 9: Check HighversionLie
Step 10: Right-click on HighVersionLie and choose Properties
Type in the following information:
Major Version: 6
Minor Version: 0
Build number: 6001
Service pack..: 0
Service pack..: 0
Suite mask: 0
Product type: 1
Now simply apply a given customize logon screen in Stardock LogonStudio or create your own and upload a desired image as your logon screen.
- 30th July 2009 at 15:18 #43713
This default blue background on logon screen is irritating me. 😈
Is there any possibility to change it? 🙄
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