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Legal Notice Dialog Box Before Logon

Posted On 2007-05-03 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Legal Notice Dialog Box Before Logon (Windows 9x and NT)
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Use these fields to create a dialog box that will be presented to any user before logging onto the system. This is useful where you are required by law to warn people that it is illegal to attempt to logon without being an authorized user.
1. Using Regedit find the appropriate key for your operating system.
Windows 9x:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
Windows NT:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
2. Modify the data of 'LegalNoticeCaption' to represent the caption on the dialog box (e.g. 'WARNING!'). If this value doesn't already exist create it.
3. Then modify the data of 'LegalNoticeText' to represent the body of the dialog box (e.g. 'Do Not Attempt to Logon to this system unless you are an authorized user!')
4. Exit Regedit, reboot, and the next time you boot up you should be presented with the dialog box before logging on.
Note: This value is limited to 256 characters, you need to install the latest Windows NT service pack to allow up to 1024 characters.

Value Name: LegalNoticeCaption, LegalNoticeText
Data Type: REG_SZ


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