Vista: Display Logon Message and Title Text

Posted January 31, 2007 by Hack_Vista in Microsoft Vista

This will allow you to display a text message and message title when somebody is logging into your system.


Remind your users of specific workplace policy with a nice logon message.

1. Open Local Security Policy through one of these methods

    win-key+r to open run box
    run the following command: %SystemRoot%\system32\secpol.msc /s

    -= or =-

    click start orb
    type local security policy in the search box

2. Select Local Policies
3. Select Security Options
4. Right-click Interactive logon: Message Text for users attempting to log on
5. Select Properties
6. Type your message text and click OK

If you want to do a message title as well…

7. Right-click Interactive Logon: Message Title for users attempting to log on
8. Select Properties
9. Type your title text and click OK

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Definitions:

Interactive logon: Message text for users attempting to log on

    This security setting specifies a text message that is displayed to users when they log on.

    This text is often used for legal reasons, for example, to warn users about the ramifications of misusing company information or to warn them that their actions may be audited.

    Default: No message.

Interactive logon: Message title for users attempting to log on

    This security setting allows the specification of a title to appear in the title bar of the window that contains the Interactive logon: Message text for users attempting to log on.

    Default: No message.

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