I have a Domain running at the Windows Server 2008 functional level, which cannot be upgraded currently due to logistics reasons. I have a group of Student-access clients all running Windows Server 2012 and would like to implement a custom lock/login screen background image across them. I cannot seem to find anything that would let me aside from running custom software which I am adverse to do.
I have tried looking for registry edits, GPO's(which would be preferrable), Group Policy Preferences and have found nothing that would permit this, I do know if I my Domain was running Windows Server 2012 there is a GPO built just for this but do not have access to that. Is there any way I can achieve this using no 3rd party software and/or preferably through Group Policy?
The update at: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2787100/en-us doesn't apply here due to functional level 2008
http://www.howtogeek.com/112110/how-to-set-a-custom-logon-screen-background-on-windows-7/ is how I did this for my Windows 7 clients but doesn't work on Server clients.