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Apply the default account picture to all users

GPO PowerShell Regedit CMD

In PowerShell we can use Get-GPRegistryValue cmled to identify the registry key(s) associated with:

More information about Get-GPRegistryValue can be found on this link:


For Enabled we get:

For Disabled we get:


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