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Windows 7 & Novell Default User Tiles - Local UserTile

I was wondering if anybody found where Novell changes the Default Local Machine User Tile.

I've been customising our work Windows 7 images but have found an issue with the local user tiles.
We've Replaced both 'guest.bmp' & 'user.bmp' in 'C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures' with our custom User Tile, this seems to work fine until we install the Novell Client 2 SP1 (IR7). I acknowledge that novel has an imbedded bmp picture in the 'nccredprovider.dll' file, this is fine and I have found the below thread on how to change this, not that we want to at the moment.

http://forums.novell.com/novell/novell-product-discussion-forums/open-enterprise-server/oes-platform-independent/oes-client-windows/413303-windows-7-novell-client-account-picture.html

When the Client was installed, it has changed the user picture for the Local Administrator Account on the Local Machine back to the Default Windows 7 Flower icon. We would like this to be our custom user tile displayed when people select the 'Computer Only Logon' option. Our custom icons are still in the 'C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures' Folder, and I cannot find any reference to the Flower Icon or picture on the computer anywhere, unless it’s built in to another ‘.dll’ or ‘.exe’ file.

If anyone could help us out this would be great.
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apinder <apinder@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

> When the Client was installed, it has changed the user picture for the
> Local Administrator Account on the Local Machine back to the Default
> Windows 7 Flower icon.


The Novell Client's intention was to display the user-specific image
associated with the username that was coming up in the credential
provider by default.

e.g. Although if you come up in Novell Logon mode it will always be
displaying the Novell bitmap (which you've already replaced), if
instead you come up in Computer Only Logon mode it will be the
user-selected bitmap for the user who was the last logged-on user &
who's username is showing in the Computer Only Logon mode.

"C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures" is indeed where I
expect users to be picking their account picture from, but the Novell
Client is pulling whatever user-selected image they chosen using
"C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\<username>.bmp", which is
where Windows puts it after they select it.

Which is what I observe the Microsoft credential provider doing too:
the last logged on user's name and user-specific bitmap shown by
default. Except in the case where it's showing no bitmap at all, such
as when you select "Other User" or have DontDisplayLastUserName set.

So the "hidden bitmap" is probably just the one in the user's TEMP
directory. Once you eliminate that user-specific bitmap, the Novell
Client should also default to "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account
Pictures\user.bmp" in absence of having any more specific user section
to honor.

Alan Adams
Novell Client CPR Group
alan.adams@novell.com

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Hi Alan,

I've had a bit of time to test your resolution, and with a little modification i have got it working.

I was changing the location of the 'Temp' folder within Windows 7, the icon continued to work fine until I installed the Novell Client 2 SP1 IR8. Then the icon reverted back to the Default Windows 7 flower icon.

The ‘administrator.bmp’ icon file in the new ‘Temp’ Location was correct, but the ‘administrator.bmp’ in the original location was still the old icon. I have updated both of these icons and now it seems to work without a hitch. This only seems to be an issue for accounts that were on the computer prior to the ‘temp’ folder change & Novell client install. All new accounts created after these two changes have worked without any icon issues.

Thanks for your quick reply and helpful assistance,

Regards,

Ashley
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apinder <apinder@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

> I was changing the location of the 'Temp' folder within Windows 7, the
> icon continued to work fine until I installed the Novell Client 2 SP1
> IR8. Then the icon reverted back to the Default Windows 7 flower icon.
>
> The ‘administrator.bmp’ icon file in the new ‘Temp’ Location was
> correct, but the ‘administrator.bmp’ in the original location was still
> the old icon. I have updated both of these icons and now it seems to
> work without a hitch. This only seems to be an issue for accounts that
> were on the computer prior to the ‘temp’ folder change & Novell client
> install. All new accounts created after these two changes have worked
> without any icon issues.


Interesting. Yes we do have to just "assume" what the TEMP directory
location for the user is, because the user is not actually logged on
at the point this bitmap is being displayed. Which means their user
profile is not loaded, and therefore any user-specific TEMP and TMP
environment variables are not available yet either.

Alan Adams
Novell Client CPR Group
alan.adams@novell.com

Novell
Making IT Work As One
www.novell.com

Upgrade to OES Community
http://www.novell.com/communities/coolsolutions/upgradetooes/
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