About Setting Default Account Picture for All Users
After installing Windows 8 on a computer and creating multiple user accounts, when users log on using their account credentials, they can set their account pictures so that it becomes easier for others to identify their accounts. In most production environments, employees do not set account pictures whereas in homes almost all users set account pictures for their user accounts.
Although setting account pictures for user accounts is a neutral task that may or may not be done, administrators in production environments can configure Windows 8 computers to display a default account picture for all user accounts that reside on a computer. Administrators may want to set a default account picture for all user accounts in a computer if they want to propagate company logo or any other advertising image.
In organizations where client/server network architecture is available, a domain wide group policy can be configured to set a common account picture for all user accounts on all computers in the network. On the other hand, in workgroup network setups, administrators must modify group policy settings of each Windows 8 computer individually.
Setting Default Account Picture for All User Accounts
To set default account picture for all Windows 8 user accounts, administrators must follow the steps given as below:
- Log on to Windows 8 computer with the user account that has the administrative rights.
- Click Desktop tile from the Start screen to view the desktop.
- On the desktop screen, press the Windows + R keys simultaneously to initiate the Run command box.
- On the opened box, in the available field, type GPEDIT.MSC command and hit Enter.
- From the Local Group Policy Editor window, on the left pane, double-click to expand Computer Configuration.
- Form the displayed options, go to Administrative Templates > Control Panel > User Accounts.
- From the displayed policies in the right pane, double-click Apply the default account picture to all users.
- On the Apply the default account picture to all users box, click to select the Enabled radio button.
- Click the OK button to apply the changes.
- Close the Local Group Policy Editor window when done.
- Restart the system if needed in order to allow the policy to take effect.