Windows Logon w/ App.

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    Windows Logon w/ App.

    Im currently trying to make an application that displays itself before the person logs on to thier computer. for example having this application visible and usable while the logon screen is still on the screen.

    I know this sounds really weird, im just wondering if this is even feasable??

    I believe that GINA (windows plugable logon system thingy) is editable...shoudl i even dice into this monster, or is there a way around it?
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    This may be of some help to you Adding your logo to Winlogon's dialog

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobS0327
    This may be of some help to you Adding your logo to Winlogon's dialog
    Well i looked at that tutorial but i found a problem. my registry doesnt have the key: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows BT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon".

    Im afraid to create it incase it totally screws up my machine... has anyone tried this??
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    i think its meant to be Windows NT instead of Windows BT

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    I think security issues would be more of a concern than screwing up your machine. Yes, the registry key does have to be created.

    Here's a link to a MSN document that discusses GINA Security Briefs

    To quote the author:

    If you get into trouble and need to restore the old GINA, just delete the GinaDLL key and remember that you can access the registry of any machine remotely, as long as you can be authenticated as an administrator on the target machine. Just bring up REGEDIT.EXE and choose File | Connect Network Registry.

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    Yes i actually read through that document. Im less concerned about screwing up my machine, because I have an image handy and i can restore easily.

    Althgouth im wondering if modifying GINA is the ONLY way to do this??
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    Althgouth im wondering if modifying GINA is the ONLY way to do this??
    AFAIK, the GINA method is the only MS documented method to accomplish your task.

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