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Change a User Tile with Setupcomplete.cmd

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Not for Windows 8
This is not default tile with $OEM$

Someone asked me if you could change the user tile using the xml. Nothing there unless you use oobe.xml
I prefer not to do that so I looked and came up with this

From http://joco.name/201...-user-tile-api/
Using his code compiled to exe

using System;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
namespace FejesJoco
    class Program
        [DllImport("shell32.dll", EntryPoint = "#262", CharSet = CharSet.Unicode, PreserveSig = false)]
        public static extern void SetUserTile(string username, int whatever, string picpath);
        static void Main(string[] args)
            SetUserTile(args[0], 0, args[1]);

Copy and paste the above code lines in notepad.
Save the file as UTF8 and with an extention of .cs
For example Tile_replace.cs and save it on desktop

Open a command prompt on whatever directory you saved the file
Compile the code with the following command from command prompt:
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\csc.exe Tile_replace.cs

You get a Tile_replace.exe I copy somewhere like DVD\sources\$OEM$\$1\Install
Copy the picture there also. .jpg or .png

Using DVD\sources\$OEM$\$$\setup\scripts\setupcomplete.cmd I do this

rem      Change User Picture
CMD /C %systemdrive%\Install\Tile_replace.exe Maxxpsoft %systemdrive%\Install\Maxxpsoft.jpg

That's it. When login screen appears my Tile is set
Attached File  0413131136-00.jpg   32.64KB   7 downloads

I'll include the compiled exe and code here

Attached Files

Edited by maxXPsoft, 13 April 2013 - 11:37 AM.

Download ++> Windows 7 + 8 Unattended DVD + App Installer + Services Disabler + Load All Button + XML Creator
Jump2Reg - Registry: - Oct 4, 2013 - Version 3.0.4 - 98, ME, NT, 2K, XP, VISTA, Seven, Windows 8+ and 32 or 64 bit

XP Unattended CD/DVD creator - Version 4.1.7
Sample xml + Setupcomplete + Add Right click .wim Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1

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i used this on a windows 7 sp1 system. But Always get the error that the Tile_replace.exe is not working anymore


can you help me ?

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