Always use custom logon background

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 will always attempt to load a custom background instead of the Windows-branded logon background.

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

Supported on: At least Windows 7
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
Value NameUseOEMBackground
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0


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