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Solved Custom domain logon message?

April 18, 2006 at 12:28:49
Specs: Windows Server 2003, P4 2.4Ghz

I want to setup a custom logon message that will pop up when users log on to the domain. I need to put a disclaimer-type message basically saying "thank you for logging on...all information is confidential...by clicking okay you agree to these terms... etc" when they log on.

I thought this was possible through Active Directory/Group Policy, but can't seem to find anything.

I saw something about doing this in the registry in legalnoticecaption and
legalnoticetext keys but from what i've read, it would only appear on the
local machine, and not every pc in the domain so this will not work for me.

Any help would be appreciated,

Thank you.


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#1
April 18, 2006 at 12:31:50

As an FYI, the domain controller is running Windows Server 2003, and the users are all running Windows XP Pro, or Windows 2000 Pro.

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#2
April 19, 2006 at 05:27:04
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In the Default Domain Policy: Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Security Settings/Local Policies/Security Options. Then Interactive logon: Message text... and Interactive logon: Message title... Let me know if you need more explicit instructions. Good luck.


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#3
April 19, 2006 at 06:58:51

That's exactly what I was looking for. Thank you very much.

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#4
April 19, 2006 at 07:03:34

Just out of curiosity, is there any way I can bold, or increase the font size for some of the text I put in the message text box?

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#5
April 19, 2006 at 08:09:46

I currently use this as well for all my machines at my office. I don't, and havn't looked for, a way to bold text in it. I doubt it's possible.

Holy Wow.


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#6
April 19, 2006 at 08:28:13

Where exactly is:

The Default Domain Policy: Computer Configuration Option in Administrative Tools. I notice that the 2000 server has only got Local Security Policy, Domain Controller Security Policy and also Domain Security Policy. I checked them all and I see no computer configuration option.

So please point out where exactly it is please.

Thx, Simon.

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Server: Win2000-Server
OS: Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Domain: skmkong-server
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#7
April 19, 2006 at 09:49:48

I'm not familiar with Windows 2000, but in Windows Server 2003: Right click the Domain OU/Click the Domain Policy tab/Select Default Domain Policy/Click Edit.

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#8
April 19, 2006 at 09:52:18

I forgot to say, but this is in Active Directory Users and Computers.

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#9
April 21, 2006 at 07:31:52

What is OU?

And does anyone know where this is in Windows 2000 Server?

Thank you.

Simon.

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Server: Win2000-Server
OS: Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Domain: skmkong-server
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#10
May 14, 2006 at 11:31:46

Simon, go pick up a book on Active Directory as soon as you can! OU = oraganizational unit.

Go google how to apply GPOs.

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