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By nealpressley ·
how do I space my sentences in the message text so I can start on the next line without finishing the line I am on? or even to indent for another paragragh.

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by nealpressley In reply to logon text box

I forgot to mention this is on a win2k Server in a domain using all 2kpro stations

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by timwalsh In reply to logon text box

it gets a little complicated a requires a Registry hack with some binary editing, but it can be done. I forget where I got this info, or I would point to the website also.

The procedure is as follows:

You can enter the text either through Group Policy or directly in the Registry. You will need to do some Registry editing anyway, so I will give you that procedure.

1. Using regedt32, open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE | SOFTWARE | Microsoft | Windows NT | CurrentVersion | Winlogon. Yoiu are looking for the keys "LegalNoticeCaption" and "LegalNoticeText". the Caption is nothing more than the title of your message text box. The Text key is self explanatory.
2. Within your message text, wherever you want to place a carriage return, place a tilde (~). This is nothing more than a place-holder. If you want a blank line between paragraphs, enter the tilde twice (~~). Once you have entered in your text using the String Editor, click okay, which will take you back to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE window.
3. Here is where it gets a little complicated. Hilight the "LegalNoticeText" key; open the edit menu and choose Binary. The Data Format should default to Hex. If it doesn't, choose Hex. You are now looking for the hex value "7E00" (the hex equivalent of the tilde). It is a little easier to spot if you doubled them up to get blank lines. Each occurence of the hex value "7E00" should be replaced with the hex values "0D000A00". (Note: the characters are zeros, not capital Os) You will not be able to tell if this works correctly until you log off and log back on.

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by timwalsh In reply to logon text box

The bad news is that when editing hex, there is no break between individual characters so it is real easy to shift you paste operation too far one direction or the other. The good nes, is that if you do, the only thing that gets messed up is your text message. At worst, you just need to start over again. There is no permanent damage.

I'll mention this although every should already know it: As always, whenever editing the Registry, make sure you have a valid ERD available for that particular machine.

Hope this helps.

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