If you ever wanted to capture a screenshot of the logon screen on a physical machine, you may have used whatever means necessary to do so. Which for me, was through the use of a digital camera. The digital camera may have captured the spirit of the screenshot, but always seems to lack in quality. Wouldn't it be great to capture a screenshot directly from the PC itself? It is possible. This process was tested on Windows 10.
- Download psexec from Microsoft and copy to ie. C:\Windows\System32
- Open a command box as Admin.
You can use a number of screen grabbing programs. This example is with WinSnap. There was a method described from the source below, that did not work for me, however, this approach did.
- C:\>psexec -sx "c:\Program Files\WinSnap\WinSnap64.exe"
- Win + L (to go to the lock screen)
- CTL – Tab (to find WinSnap)
- Take your pic and save where you can.
- Log back into your PC
- Within the CMD box, CTL – C to end the program. Error code 0 should be good to go.
You should also find your snapshot where you saved it.