To avoid legal liability, it's important to protect yourself wherever possible with appropriate notices and disclaimers. Windows NT gives you the ability to create a legal notice that users must view upon logon to the machine.
Remember that editing the registry can be risky, so be sure you have a verified backup before you begin.
Set up a legal notice
Here's how you can set up a legal notice in Windows NT:
- Start the Registry Editor (Regedit.exe or Regedt32.exe).
- Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\
- Modify the contents of the LegalNoticeCaption key to be the title of the window that will display the notice.
- Modify the contents of the LegalNoticeText key to be the legal notice that you want to display.
- Close the Registry Editor, and restart the system.
At system boot, the legal notice will appear after you press [Ctrl][Alt][Delete] to log on, but before the username/password prompt.
This setting only affects the local system. If you want a legal notice to display on all systems in the Windows domain, use the Windows NT System Policy Editor (in Windows NT Server 4.0) to enforce a logon banner on all domain machines.
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