Alternative app...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by slayer[X], Nov 30, 2003.

  1. slayer[X]

    slayer[X] Guest

    Are there any alternatives to logon loader?

    I'm having problems with it.

    Thanks!!!:)
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Other than replacing the file manually, can't say that I've heard of an alternative.
     
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    You really don't need software to change your logon screen.
    Just toss the logon screen .exe file into C:\WINDOWS\system32. You don't even need to overwrite the old logonui.exe. Just rename the new logon screen to, lets say, logonui2.exe (or something more descriptive).

    Then open up Regedit (Start>Run>regedit), and navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
    Double click UIHost and change it to the name of the new login screen, i.e., logonui2.exe

    That's it :)
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Well, I never knew that! :D
    Also, you could make a reg file to fix it back to the previous (original) one if it goes wrong, surely? (happened to me before! Dammit!)
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    If something is wrong with the new logon screen file, it just switches to the classic (Win2k style) logon screen by default, so that shouldn't be a problem.
    :)

    Also, if you store the file in any place other than system32, you would need to enter the full path to the file, making sure you use double backslashes everywhere. eg: "C:\\Misc\\LogonScreen\\logonui.exe"
     
  6. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Didn't knew that tweak.
    Thanks a lot!!
     
  8. NetRyder

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    Not a problem ;)