Apply the default account picture to all users

This policy setting allows an administrator to standardize the account pictures for all users on a system to the default account picture. One application for this policy setting is to standardize the account pictures to a company logo.

Note: The default account picture is stored at %PROGRAMDATA%\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\user.jpg. The default guest picture is stored at %PROGRAMDATA%\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\guest.jpg. If the default pictures do not exist, an empty frame is displayed.

If you enable this policy setting, the default user account picture will display for all users on the system with no customization allowed.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, users will be able to customize their account pictures.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Value NameUseDefaultTile
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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