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Customize the Host Login Screen (Host Preferences)

Deploy custom branding and messaging that is shown to anyone making a connection to a host.

Before you begin:

Host Preference Packages can only be applied to Windows hosts.

Who can use this feature? The Host Preference Packages feature is available to any Account Holder of a Central Base account. For those Account Holders who have not switched over to a Base plan yet, a Central Premier or Plus subscription is required. Users of such accounts also need the Configuration Management permission.

Host Preference Packages allow you to define and deploy preferences and security settings to Windows hosts in your Central account.
  1. Create a Host Preference Package, as follows:
    1. In Central, go to the Configuration > Host Preferences page.
    2. Click Add Package.

      Result: The New Host Preference Package page is displayed.

    3. Name your new Host Preference Package.
    4. Click Save.
  2. Under Category, select Access Control.
  3. In the Advanced category, under Customized Login Message you have the following options:
    Option Description
    Display a customized logo on the login screen Show a logo or other image to anyone making a connection to the host. The image saved as customlogo.jpg in the host installation directory (by default, c:\Program Files (x86)\LogMeIn) will be displayed on the host (Windows) login screen.

    Consider the following when adding a custom logo:

    • Your image must be named customlogo.jpg
    • You must have administrator rights on the host to copy a file to the installation folder
    • The custom logo does not have any size restriction. However, you should consider that hosts may have different screen resolutions and a large image may not display well on all host screens.
    • It is best to copy the image to the install folder after you have set up the host preference package
    Tip: You can push a file to multiple Windows computers using One2Many. See How to Distribute Files to Remote Hosts.
    Display the following message on the login screen Enter the login screen message under the custom logo that anyone making a connection to the host will see.
  4. Continue to add settings to the Host Preference Package. When ready, click Finish and Save.
  5. Assign the Host Preference Package to computers or groups, as follows:
    1. In Central, go to the Configuration > Host Preferences page.
    2. Click Edit or Click here to assign next to the Host Preference Package you want to assign.
    3. Choose computers and groups using the left and right arrows.
    4. Click Save.
Article last updated: 27 September, 2022