GPO add corporate picture to your AD logon accounton June 4, 2014 at 12:09
The default windows logon picture, while very stock is a bit boring. If you’re in the corporate environment where a more suitable logon picture is preferred, here are your steps to adding a default picture to all user’s profiles.
First, pick a picture and make your edits to make it EXACTLY 128 x 128 pixels (you can use the picture in this post as a guide). Make your edits accordingly and make sure to save it with a .BMP extension.
Create a new GPO, name it ‘Default Win7 logon picture’. Goto
User Configuration -> Preferences -> Windows Settings -> Files and create a new file
Set Action to Replace
For Source file, place your newly created .BMP in the GPO unique ID path: (you can find it by going to the details tab of the newly created group policy)
The resulting path in the source file should look like:
Lastly, apply the GPO to the proper User OU and make sure to do a Gpupdate /force.
*Alternatively, you can place your .BMP in a separate share on your network, ideally a DFS model will do as a general share requires full permissions. The size of this particular .BMP was only 100KB, so Active Directory replication will be minimal.