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Deploy Windows Lock Screen Image Using Microsoft Intune.

Organizations can deploy Windows Lock Screen images in multiple ways.

  • Login scripts: VBScript and PowerShell scripts run when the computer starts up.
  • Using Intune CSPs: Native to Intune are Cloud Service Provider objects that allow setting Windows Lock Screen images. Click here to see Microsoft docs.
  • WPSecure Personalization Packager: Deploy Outlook Signatures, Desktop Backgrounds, Lock Screen Images and Windows Screensavers. Create and deploy unlimited packages using software deployment tools like SCCM or Intune.

In this article, we will be using WPSecure Personalization Packager.

Lock Screen Images can serve the following purpose.

  • Organizational branding.
  • Device use disclaimer.
  • Seasonal greetings.

Windows Lock Screen images were traditionally only set in Landscape dimensions, with the Width of the image greater than the Height of the image. In Windows 10 and 11, the ‘Main monitor’ is the only Screen displaying the Lock Screen image.

The WPSecure Personalization Packager enables you to set a Portrait image if the Screen is set with a Portrait orientation and a Landscape image if the Screen is set with a Landscape orientation.

Creating the Personalization Package.

Before you read this article, download and install the Windows Personalization Packager by clicking on the “Download” button in the top right corner of this screen.

Open the Personalization Packager from the start menu. After installing the Packager, you will see two items on the start menu.

  • WPSecure personalization Packager.
  • WPSecure Campaign Manager.

Open the Personalization Packager from the start menu. After installing the Packager, you will see two items on the start menu.

Click on the item called “WPSecure Personalization Packager.” Doing so will open the Packager in full-screen mode.  The Packager uses Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 or higher.

If you have purchased a subscription, click the button in the image below.

Windows Personalization Packager

If you want to use the demo version, click on the button pointed out in the image below.

Windows Personalization Packager

After logging in, you will land on the following page. The buttons on the application’s top help the user add the following items.

  1. Add one or more Desktop background images (Not covered in this article)
  2. Add two Lock screen images, one for Landscape and optionally another for Portrait Screens. (Not covered in this article)
  3. Import a “New message” Signature and a “Reply message” Outlook signature.
  4. Add MP4 video file for Windows Screensaver. You can add a video for Landscape screens and a video for Portrait screens. (Not covered in this article)

Refer to the documentation for more information.

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After adding the new message and reply message signatures, the application window will look similar to the one below. You can preview the items by clicking on them.

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After adding the necessary Personalization items, click the “Create Personalization Package” button to start the package creation process.

After adding the necessary Personalization items, click the “Create Personalization Package” button to start the package creation process.

Use this button to export the personalization package to a folder. A personalization package is a collection of all the settings and files you have imported or created for your desktop backgrounds, Outlook signatures, and screensavers.  The selected destination folder has to be empty. The personalization package creation process creates two folders: general_install and intune_install.

The general_install folder contains installation files for deployment via enterprise software management tools like Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (SCCM). Run the ‘wpsecure-install.exe’ to install the personalization package. More details regarding the enterprise installation and uninstallation process are in the ‘documentation.html’ file.

The intune_install folder contains the ‘wpsecure-install.intunewin’ file to be uploaded to the Microsoft Endpoint Device Management portal (Intune). The command-line for this is identical to the general install.

The process also creates a documentation.html file that provides all the information required to deploy the personalization package, like package version, install command line, uninstall command line, and detection methods.

This article will only discuss deployment via Microsoft Intune. Open the “intune_install” folder and 

Open Microsoft Intune Admin Center and click on “Apps” and then choose “Windows Apps”.

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Use the “+ Add” button to create the Intune Win32 App deployment. Follow the images below to get through the first steps of the setup process.

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The documentation.html file provides all the information required to deploy the personalization package, like package version, install command line, uninstall command line, and detection methods.

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Using the above information, fill out the Intune Win32 application setup form.

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Click Next and complete the process. Wait for Microsoft Intune to upload and set up your Windows Personalization package.

Remember that you can install up to 5 personalization packages on each device. Use the WPSecure campaign manager to schedule each deployed personalization package’s start, stop, and priority.

To summarize, you can add the following items to the package.

  1. Add one or more Desktop background images for landscape and portrait screens. While you are not required to add images for all possible screen resolutions, the more extensive the collection of image sizes is, the better the user experience will be.
  2. Add two Lock screen images, one for Landscape and optionally another for Portrait Screens. 
  3. Import a “New message” Signature and a “Reply message” Outlook signature.
  4. Add MP4 video file for Windows Screensaver. You can add a video for Landscape screens and a video for Portrait screens.

Click here to read more about the Windows Personalization Packager.