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By Houston_texan2002 ·
I need to have a legal notice show up everytime my users logon to the network. I know i have to use a group policy to apply it to the whole domain by doing the following: click Start, click Run and type Gpedit.msc. Click OK.
Click the + next to Computer Configuration, then Windows Settings, then Security Settings, and then Local Policies to expand these folders. My problem is that i do not have enough space to type in the Message Text for Users Attempting to log on. Is there anywher i can place my legal notice text? Please help

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by Houston_texan2002 In reply to Legal Notice/ Banner Text

I use Windows 2000 server and all my pcs have Windows 2000

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by jschein In reply to Legal Notice/ Banner Text

In Windows 2000, you can use Group Policy at
Computer Configurantion / Windows Settings / Security Settings / Local Policies / Security Options to set the Message text for users attempting to log on and Message title for users attempting to log on
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
LegalNoticeCaption REG_SZ
Default:(none)
Specifies a caption for a message to appear when the user presses CTRL+ALT+DEL during logon. Add this value entry if you want to add a warning to be displayed when a user attempts to log on to a Windows NT system. The user cannot proceed with logging on without acknowledging this message. To specify text for the message, you must also specify a value for LegalNoticeText.
* You can use the System Policy Editor to change this value.
LegalNoticeText REG_SZ
Default:(none)
Specifies the message to appear when the user presses CTRL+ALT+DEL during logon. Add this value entry if you want to add a warning to be displayed when a user attempts to log on to a Windows NT system. The user cannot proceed with logging on without acknowledging this message. To control presentation, you may insert a lf/cr by copying the contents of lfcr.npd to the clipboard and pasteing it as you type. To include a caption for the logon notice, you must also specify a value forLegalNoticeCaption.
*You can use the System Policy Editor to change this value.
LogonPrompt REG_SZ
Default: "Enter a user name and password that is valid for this system."
The text entered appears in the Logon Information dialog box. This is designed for additional legal warnings to the user before they log on. This value entry does not appear in the Registry unless you add it.

Welcome REG_SZ
Default: (Title only; no message)
The text entered appears in the caption bar beside the title of the Begin Logon, Logon Information, Workstation Locked, and Unlock Workstation dialog boxes. This value entry does not appear in the Registry unless you add it.

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by jschein In reply to

another option is to create a bitmap which has your legal disclaimer on the background which is inherit in everyone's profile...

Good luck

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Legal Notice/ Banner Text

I am in an NT4.0 domain controller environment (but my workstations and the rest of the servers are Win2K), so I do not have Group Policy. But, I had to push out legal notice to all my workstations. Here is what I did, and perhaps you could modify it for GP.

I wrote a .REG file that contained the legal notice text. THat file is as follows:


REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"LegalNoticeCaption"="This System is for the use of Authorized Personnel Only"
"LegalNoticeText"="Individuals using this computer system without authority, or in excess of their authority, are subject to having all of their activities on this system monitored and recorded by system personnel."

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by Joseph Moore In reply to

I named this file LEGAL.REG and I keep it in the Netlogon share on all of my NT4 domain controllers.

I then added the following line to each logon script used by every employee:

Regedit /s legal.reg


That imports the file into the registry of every computer whenever a user logs in.

So, you could do the same thing. Make a .REG file, save it in the SYSVOL share on your domain controllers, then add it to the login scripts your users use.

Or, make a single line BAT file that does the REGEDIT call, and have that set in GP under the Login scripts section.


AFAIK, there is no limit to the length the legalnoticetext can be, but I have not tried putting in a large amount.

hope this helps

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