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Changing XP display on start up

Discussion in 'Software' started by Boycie, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi,

    I need to add a little bit of text while XP is booting up....
    Something like "please do not use this machine for blah blah blah"
    While we are on the subject, how do you change the splash screen after SP2 has been added and you loose the XP Pro message?

    I came accross this via google, but can't find the last instruction about the legal notice and i don't like the thought of registry for something which might not need it.
    It doesn't have to be anything fancy (well, it could be if you know how :) ) just plain text will do.

    If you would like to display a legal message or any other
    message in a pop-up window when windows starts read below:

    Start regedit, if you are unfamiliar with regedit please see our FAQ.

    Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon

    Modify the key legalnoticecaption with what you want to name the window.

    Modify the key legalnoticetext with what you want the window to say.

    Restart.
     
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  2. AJ

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    Boyce

    If i understand what you want to do is to display a computer use policyon startup. What we do when a user logs on is yo display a page that has to be agreed with otherwise you get logged ogg. This is run using a logon script.

    If you want any more info on this drop me a PM :biggrin
     
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  3. Bluerinse
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    Boyce there are also settings in Group Policy that allow you to do this very easily.

    Look under Computer configuration > Windows settings > Security settings > Security options and look for...

    Message text for users attempting to log on
    Message title for users attempting to log on

    Put in there what you like and a box will pop up before the user logs on with your message.

    This can be set at any level in the OU hierarchy. If it's a domain, you can set it at the domain level and it will proliferate to every W2K/XP client in the domain.

    Group policy has no effect on legacy operating systems.
     
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  4. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi Pete,

    Got stuck on the last bit (security settings).
     
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  5. Bluerinse
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    Hmmm, well I was looking on W2k Pro and the settings are there. I will check out XP and let you know.
     
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  6. eyeball

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    Computer Configuration>Windows Settings>Security Settings>Local Policies>Security Options

    Interactive logon:Message text for users attempting to log on
    Interactive logon:Message title for users attempting to log on


    I believe these settings and the ones above (the registry keys) are one in the same.
     
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  7. Sparky
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    Has this message to appear when the PC is logging onto a domain? If so (as mentioned by the other guys) you could use a login script in group policy.

    If you copy the following text into notepad and save with .vbs instead of .txt it will save it as a VB script. Double click on the icon for a preview before you put it into your group policy.

    msgbox "Please don’t use this PC for blah blah", vbinformation

    Hope this helps! :biggrin
     
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  8. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Eyeball and Sparky- Thanks very much. Just tried this out and it works on XP perfectly. :thumbleft

    Sparky- the .vbs extension is great for checking it before hand :clap
     
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