Always use custom logon background

This policy setting ignores Windows Logon Background.

This policy setting may be used to make Windows give preference to a custom logon background.

If you enable this policy setting, the logon screen always attempts to load a custom background instead of the Windows-branded logon background.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Windows uses the default Windows logon background or custom background.


Supported on: Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
Value NameUseOEMBackground
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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