icon picture on server log in on Win7

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Daves Spam, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Daves Spam

    Daves Spam Guest

    I have this one site I go to which pops up a window that says windows
    security and has a place for me to sign in with name and password. It has
    this icon in the window next to the sign in of a flower. It is the same
    type of icon that is used in the user accounts but I am using my own so it
    isn't the same. I would love to get something a little more to my liking
    instead of the icon of a flower but I have checked everyplace I can think of
    including everything on the control panel but no luck. Is there a way of
    changing this?
    Daves Spam, Dec 30, 2009
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  2. Daves Spam

    Carlos Guest

    Daves,
    The "flower" is the current user image.
    You can change it very easily to your liking in User Accounts (Control Panel).
    Carlos

    "Daves Spam" wrote:

    > I have this one site I go to which pops up a window that says windows
    > security and has a place for me to sign in with name and password. It has
    > this icon in the window next to the sign in of a flower. It is the same
    > type of icon that is used in the user accounts but I am using my own so it
    > isn't the same. I would love to get something a little more to my liking
    > instead of the icon of a flower but I have checked everyplace I can think of
    > including everything on the control panel but no luck. Is there a way of
    > changing this?
    >
    > .
    >
    Carlos, Dec 30, 2009
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  3. Daves Spam

    Daves Spam Guest

    Maybe you don't understand what I was trying to say. First I have already
    changed that image to something different. This image is part of a window
    that when on IE8 I go to a site that pops up a window wanting me to log onto
    the site. It requires a name and password. To the left of the name &
    password is a picture icon that does look just like the icons for Windows
    User Accounts but it sure does NOT change when I changed my icon for my
    Windows user account. Any other ideas?

    "Carlos" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Daves,
    > The "flower" is the current user image.
    > You can change it very easily to your liking in User Accounts (Control
    > Panel).
    > Carlos
    >
    > "Daves Spam" wrote:
    >
    >> I have this one site I go to which pops up a window that says windows
    >> security and has a place for me to sign in with name and password. It
    >> has
    >> this icon in the window next to the sign in of a flower. It is the same
    >> type of icon that is used in the user accounts but I am using my own so
    >> it
    >> isn't the same. I would love to get something a little more to my liking
    >> instead of the icon of a flower but I have checked everyplace I can think
    >> of
    >> including everything on the control panel but no luck. Is there a way of
    >> changing this?
    >>
    >> .
    >>
    Daves Spam, Dec 30, 2009
    #3
  4. Daves Spam

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Daves.

    Sounds like that icon is under the control of the managers of that website
    server. Not something that Windows - or Microsoft - can change.

    If it's not confidential, could you give us the URL of that site?

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64

    "Daves Spam" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Maybe you don't understand what I was trying to say. First I have already
    > changed that image to something different. This image is part of a window
    > that when on IE8 I go to a site that pops up a window wanting me to log
    > onto the site. It requires a name and password. To the left of the name
    > & password is a picture icon that does look just like the icons for
    > Windows User Accounts but it sure does NOT change when I changed my icon
    > for my Windows user account. Any other ideas?
    >
    > "Carlos" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Daves,
    >> The "flower" is the current user image.
    >> You can change it very easily to your liking in User Accounts (Control
    >> Panel).
    >> Carlos
    >>
    >> "Daves Spam" wrote:
    >>
    >>> I have this one site I go to which pops up a window that says windows
    >>> security and has a place for me to sign in with name and password. It
    >>> has
    >>> this icon in the window next to the sign in of a flower. It is the same
    >>> type of icon that is used in the user accounts but I am using my own so
    >>> it
    >>> isn't the same. I would love to get something a little more to my
    >>> liking
    >>> instead of the icon of a flower but I have checked everyplace I can
    >>> think of
    >>> including everything on the control panel but no luck. Is there a way
    >>> of
    >>> changing this?
    R. C. White, Dec 30, 2009
    #4
  5. Daves Spam

    Daves Spam Guest

    http://www.lsea.org/members/

    "R. C. White" <> wrote in message
    news:#...
    > Hi, Daves.
    >
    > Sounds like that icon is under the control of the managers of that website
    > server. Not something that Windows - or Microsoft - can change.
    >
    > If it's not confidential, could you give us the URL of that site?
    >
    > RC
    > --
    > R. C. White, CPA
    > San Marcos, TX
    >
    > Microsoft Windows MVP
    > Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64
    >
    > "Daves Spam" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Maybe you don't understand what I was trying to say. First I have
    >> already changed that image to something different. This image is part of
    >> a window that when on IE8 I go to a site that pops up a window wanting me
    >> to log onto the site. It requires a name and password. To the left of
    >> the name & password is a picture icon that does look just like the icons
    >> for Windows User Accounts but it sure does NOT change when I changed my
    >> icon for my Windows user account. Any other ideas?
    >>
    >> "Carlos" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> Daves,
    >>> The "flower" is the current user image.
    >>> You can change it very easily to your liking in User Accounts (Control
    >>> Panel).
    >>> Carlos
    >>>
    >>> "Daves Spam" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I have this one site I go to which pops up a window that says windows
    >>>> security and has a place for me to sign in with name and password. It
    >>>> has
    >>>> this icon in the window next to the sign in of a flower. It is the
    >>>> same
    >>>> type of icon that is used in the user accounts but I am using my own so
    >>>> it
    >>>> isn't the same. I would love to get something a little more to my
    >>>> liking
    >>>> instead of the icon of a flower but I have checked everyplace I can
    >>>> think of
    >>>> including everything on the control panel but no luck. Is there a way
    >>>> of
    >>>> changing this?

    >
    Daves Spam, Dec 30, 2009
    #5
  6. Daves Spam

    Daves Spam Guest

    How about it? Any idea's?

    http://www.lsea.org/members/
    >
    > "R. C. White" <> wrote in message
    > news:#...
    >> Hi, Daves.
    >>
    >> Sounds like that icon is under the control of the managers of that
    >> website server. Not something that Windows - or Microsoft - can change.
    >>
    >> If it's not confidential, could you give us the URL of that site?
    >>
    >> RC
    >> --
    >> R. C. White, CPA
    >> San Marcos, TX
    >>
    >> Microsoft Windows MVP
    >> Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64
    >>
    >> "Daves Spam" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> Maybe you don't understand what I was trying to say. First I have
    >>> already changed that image to something different. This image is part
    >>> of a window that when on IE8 I go to a site that pops up a window
    >>> wanting me to log onto the site. It requires a name and password. To
    >>> the left of the name & password is a picture icon that does look just
    >>> like the icons for Windows User Accounts but it sure does NOT change
    >>> when I changed my icon for my Windows user account. Any other ideas?
    >>>
    >>> "Carlos" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>> Daves,
    >>>> The "flower" is the current user image.
    >>>> You can change it very easily to your liking in User Accounts (Control
    >>>> Panel).
    >>>> Carlos
    >>>>
    >>>> "Daves Spam" wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> I have this one site I go to which pops up a window that says windows
    >>>>> security and has a place for me to sign in with name and password. It
    >>>>> has
    >>>>> this icon in the window next to the sign in of a flower. It is the
    >>>>> same
    >>>>> type of icon that is used in the user accounts but I am using my own
    >>>>> so it
    >>>>> isn't the same. I would love to get something a little more to my
    >>>>> liking
    >>>>> instead of the icon of a flower but I have checked everyplace I can
    >>>>> think of
    >>>>> including everything on the control panel but no luck. Is there a way
    >>>>> of
    >>>>> changing this?

    >>
    Daves Spam, Jan 2, 2010
    #6
  7. Daves Spam

    Jeff Gaines Guest

    On 02/01/2010 in message <uxRVU8#> Daves
    Spam wrote:

    >How about it? Any idea's?


    R C White gave you the answer. It's the website that provides the login
    box and so decides on the picture in it.

    --
    Jeff Gaines Dorset UK
    There are 10 types of people in the world, those who do binary and those
    who don't.
    Jeff Gaines, Jan 2, 2010
    #7
  8. Daves Spam

    Daves Spam Guest

    I'm not so sure on that as on my 2 other computer one with XP and one with
    Vista and IE8 there is NO icon. Only on my Win7 machine do I get the
    privilege of a goofy looking sunflower.

    "Jeff Gaines" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On 02/01/2010 in message <uxRVU8#> Daves
    > Spam wrote:
    >
    >>How about it? Any idea's?

    >
    > R C White gave you the answer. It's the website that provides the login
    > box and so decides on the picture in it.
    >
    > --
    > Jeff Gaines Dorset UK
    > There are 10 types of people in the world, those who do binary and those
    > who don't.
    Daves Spam, Jan 5, 2010
    #8
  9. "Daves Spam" <> wrote in message
    news:O#...
    > I'm not so sure on that as on my 2 other computer one with XP and one with
    > Vista and IE8 there is NO icon. Only on my Win7 machine do I get the
    > privilege of a goofy looking sunflower.



    Agreed. ProcMon shows it seems to be coming from here

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\user.bmp

    From that clue we find

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb776892(VS.85).aspx

    (Microsoft search for
    "User Account Pictures"
    )

    but I don't see my system (W7) working the way it is described there.
    E.g. I changed my Account Picture, went to Manage Accounts, saw that it had
    changed, tried a refresh of the above folder and then retried your link but
    nothing had changed--no new .bmp files in the %ProgramData% directory and IE
    was still using user.bmp.

    I suspect you could replace user.bmp with your own "user tile" but closer
    reading of the article suggests that this could just be a workaround for a
    deficiency in IE.

    Ah. There may be a better workaround for this deficiency. ProcMon shows
    that there is an attempt to find a Virtualized copy of user.bmp

    10:41:19.1893746 iexplore.exe 3624
    CreateFileC:\Users\Rob\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\TemporaryInternet
    Files\Virtualized\C\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account
    Pictures\user.bmp PATH NOT FOUND Desired Access: Read Attributes,
    Disposition: Open, Options: Open Reparse Point, Attributes: n/a, ShareMode:
    Read, Write, Delete, AllocationSize: n/a

    but that "User Account Pictures" directory does not exist. So let's
    create that and copy rob.bmp there, renaming it user.bmp. BTW to bypass
    security/obscurity I use an elevated cmd window. YMMV.

    Nope. That still doesn't do it. IE still goes looking for the existing
    user.bmp (in %ProgramData%) and ignores the virtualized copy. That would
    be a bug on top of the deficiency of not better integrating the creation of
    the user tile with its correct placement. So the only solution I see is
    actually replacing the existing user.bmp with your own user tile. That's
    unfortunate.

    Ok. One last thought. What if the fact of that directory I just created
    earlier not existing had caused the documented procedure to fail? Then
    it's worth a shot at retesting that... No change. YMMV.


    Thanks for making me find this. It was an interesting exercise.


    HTH

    Robert Aldwinckle
    ---


    >
    > "Jeff Gaines" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> On 02/01/2010 in message <uxRVU8#> Daves
    >> Spam wrote:
    >>
    >>>How about it? Any idea's?

    >>
    >> R C White gave you the answer. It's the website that provides the login
    >> box and so decides on the picture in it.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Jeff Gaines Dorset UK
    >> There are 10 types of people in the world, those who do binary and those
    >> who don't.

    >
    Robert Aldwinckle, Feb 23, 2010
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