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How to Display a Text Message to the Users When They Attempt to Logon to a Windows 7 Computer?

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Windows-7

For legal purposes many times administrators of almost every network network may want to notify users about the policies of the organization they work with. These policies may include assurance of utmost secrecy of sensitive data misuse of any office equipment etc. When this is the case administrators can configure Windows 7 computer to notify users every time they logon reminding them about the policies. For home users this option might be useful as a reminder of any To Do task. As an administrator you can configure this setting by following the steps given below:

  1. Logon to the computer with administrator account.
  2. Click on Start button.
  3. At bottom of start menu in search box type gpedit.msc command and press enter key.
  4. On Local Group Policy Editor snap-in under Computer Configuration expand Windows Settings and then expand Security Settings.
  5. Expand Local Policies and click on Security Options.
  6. From the right pane double click on Interactive logon: Message text for users attempting to logon and on the opened Window type your message in the available text box and click on Ok button.
  7. Double click on Interactive logon: Message title for users attempting to logon and on the opened Window in available text box type the title of the message box that will be displayed to the users. (For example: Warning!!)
  8. Once done click on Ok button and close Local Group Policy Editor snap-in.
  9. Open Command Prompt and in command window type gpupdate /force to update here computer policy with latest configuration.
  10. Close Command Prompt.