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August 21, 2018 at 3:31 pm

Is there some way I can put the computername on the win10 login screen? I'm thinking of modifying the binary file that contains "Other user", C:\Windows\System32\en-US\credprovhost.dll.mui, with Powershell. How would you normally find out the structure of a binary file and edit it with Powershell?

August 21, 2018 at 3:34 pm

You can't actually "patch" Windows binaries that way. System File Protection doesn't let you, because hackers. And PowerShell doesn't contain any means for "discovering" how the programmers structured a given file.

August 21, 2018 at 3:36 pm

I've done it with emacs, as long as the string isn't longer. I know it's not the best idea. I wish there were another way. Having "Other user" on every logon screen is also confusing.

August 23, 2018 at 3:07 pm

Best bet: get a job at MS on that product team :).

August 23, 2018 at 3:28 pm

You also have to be careful to mess around with the OS like that, especially at the Enterprise level. When you start having some fluky issue that only your organization has and you tell support you're hacking system files because you don't like something, you will lose support expeditiously. Microsoft has gone to great lengths to get Windows 10 everywhere, at home, at the office on phones (doh!) to ensure users are comfortable in the OS. I have been bitten before by guys\gals that had to do every reg hack, profile hack, etc. to get 1 sec performance and it is much better to have non-customized OS that is out-of-the-box as possible. My .02

August 23, 2018 at 3:31 pm

I probably won't do this. We don't often call on Microsoft Support. But my impression is that Microsoft products are a forest of bugs to be navigated.

August 23, 2018 at 3:54 pm

I have used bginfo in the past to change the wall paper on servers I remote to.  however you want to change the lock screen, this looks interesting but untested as not near my lab