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Tweak Vista's Logon Screen


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Before editing the Windows Registry you should back it up for safekeeping.

Click the Start button, type Regedit in the Start Search box, and then press Enter. When you do, you'll encounter a UAC and will need to respond accordingly. Once the Registry Editor launches, locate the following key:

 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

 

Remove the shutdown button from the Logon screen.

Locate and double-click the shutdownwithoutlogon value. When the Edit DWORD dialog box appears, type a 0 in the Value data text box and click OK.

 

Add a warning or whatever message you want to the screen.

To add a title to the message.

Locate and double-click the legalnoticecaption value. When the Edit DWORD dialog box appears, type the title in the Value data text box and click OK.

To add the message.

Locate and double-click the legalnoticetext value. When the Edit DWORD dialog box appears, type the message in the Value data text box and click OK.

 

You can configure the Logon screen to display logon statistics.

Right click anywhere inside the System key and select New, DWORD (32-bit) Value. When the new value appears, type DisplayLastLogonInfo and then press Enter twice. When the Edit DWORD dialog box appears, type a 1 in the Value data text box and click OK.

 

 

You can create your own and change the Logon screen wallpaper using a nice GUI program called LogonStudio from Stardock.

 

http://www.stardock.com/products/logonstudio/

 

 

Thanks to Greg Shultz.

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