First, it is important to understand the function of these two values. The first, the legalnoticecaption value, controls the title of the message. The message appears in large print on the computer screen. You must modify the sample code shown in Figure 4 to include your legal notice. Let me explain the script and which part your changes require. Line 8 uses constants POLICY_KEY and LEGAL_CAPTION_VALUENAME to create the path to which scripts write. StrLegalCaption is the variable we used to store the value of the legal label. Line 9 uses constants POLICY_KEY and LEGAL_TEXT_VALUENAME to create the path to which the script writes. StrLegalText is the variable we used to preserve the value of the legal text. You edit both to create your message. Double-click the legalnoticecaption value to open the Properties window. In this article, we use Group Policy to configure legal notices on computers in the domain.

Windows Server can be configured to display a message to users when they log on. The value of legalnoticecaption acts as the header of your message. Double-click legalnoticecaption and replace the value with the text that you want, as shown in Figure B. That`s why I`ve always found it a bit tedious to create legal notices for systems. Starting with Windows NT4 days, you have two registry keys (LegalNoticeCaption and LegalNoticeText) that you can use to provide the title and body of the legal notice that your users see when they log on. However, those who remember the turquoise heyday of Windows NT4 will also remember that it only accepted a string of text. Scenario: One of the company`s departments wants to set up a legal notice, but wants to change its content regularly. We can use PowerShell to edit the legalnoticetext text with a Get-Content command to retrieve it from a predefined text file. The department would update this text file as needed, and a scheduled task would update the message periodically. But how do I get the PowerShell script to update the domain GPO that contains the message? ~~This computer system is owned by Acme Corporation and is intended for authorized use by certain employees and contractors only.~~~~~ Users have no express or implied expectation of privacy when using the applications, infrastructure and services provided by the Company.~~~~~~~~Any use of this system and all files on this system may be intercepted, monitors, Recordings, copied, tested, inspected and shared with authorized employees of the Website, the Company and law enforcement agencies.~~~~~By connecting to this system, the user consents to such interception, monitoring, recording, copying, auditing, inspection and disclosure at the discretion of the authorized site or Company personnel. ` Copy the line above and repeat it for each paragraph in the legal notice.

Keep in mind that it`s best to limit your message to two paragraphs that contain no more than 4 sentences. Before you can use the hack to add the legal notice, you need to edit the .reg file to include your own text. After downloading and unzipping the hacks, right-click on the “Add Legal Notice to Startup.reg” file and select “Edit” from the context menu. I found that a semicolon was one of the reasons why the full text of what we wanted did not appear. In another case, a double space was the problem and in a 3rd round we found that a single word in uppercase was a cause. After correction, our 730-character message was displayed correctly. Once you`ve done that, assuming you did it right (if you didn`t, if you slightly missed a value, you might see a strange output in the text when you sign up!), your footprint should be much better, as shown in the screenshot below. If something goes wrong, it`s usually better to start from scratch (e.g., delete and rebuild the value) rather than digging into binary data to try and find the error. The right pane displays two values named legalnoticecaption and legalnoticetext. Unauthorized or inappropriate use of this system may result in administrative disciplinary action and/or criminal sanctions.~~~~~~~~ By continuing to use this system, you declare that you know and accept these terms of use.~~~~~~It is the responsibility of the user to unsubscribe immediately if you do not agree to the conditions set forth in this statement.~~ The second, that is, the LegalNoticeText value, controls the message body.

It can be seen under the title. Here you can enter additional information to display in your message. In the Registry Editor main window, double-click the legalnoticetext value to open the Properties window. Now let`s move on to Windows 2003, and these keys have been moved a little higher in the registry so that they can be managed through GPOs. There was even (keyword fanfare) a change to be able to insert carriage returns in the editor for text – but no change in the direction of the Windows operating system itself, which made changes in the editor absolutely unnecessary. Even now, on Windows 2008 R2 (although I can`t talk to Windows Server 2012 yet), no matter how you format your text in Notepad, you`ll get a legal notice that looks like the following so users can type your message into the Value data field. Figure 4 Sample Vbscript code for writing text for legal subtitles Is there a way to change the sign-in notification? I am trying to find a way to add a checkbox on this screen, if the box is checked, the OK button can be clicked. If the message text for users attempting to log on has changed in some way on the desktops, but without affecting the policy, how can an event be audited at any time when the message is modified and this audit record should appear on the central server computer? All I did was set it up to the legal notice. stcuk with audit part We have a very mixed environment. 85% of users log on by using a thin client running Windows 7 Embedded that connects to a terminal server running Windows 2012 R2.

All production servers are running Windows 2012 R2 and all large clients are Windows 7 PRO SP1 or Windows 10 Pro. Does your process work on Windows 7 Pro SP1, Windows 10 Pro, Windows Server 2012 R2? As a newcomer to computer networks in the field of system administration and a passion for Windows server system administration, recently looking for specific topics, I find you blog, later I find it too useful for the new winds systm admns. I really appreciate your way of Dokumentation.Es is too easy to understand.inf future also luking for good articles. CONTINUE. THANK YOU If possible, disable the existing GPO that contains the security policy settings for the legal body. Now create a new GPO and assign it to the appropriate level for your environment. Configure this GPO with a computer startup script and include it. Refresh Group Policy, and then log off the workstation. Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE. To test whether the policy works or not, try generating the report via RSOP for any test user and verify whether the policy is applied or not. Also check if Windows Firewall is on or off.

If it is enabled, turn it off. Below is the sample script created for the Legal Text Notice based on the sample script shown in Figure 4. In the right pane, you will find these two lists: legalnoticecaption and legalnoticetext The quotation marks (â) represent the beginning and end of the string when Vbscript is used. All alphanumeric characters enclosed in quotation marks, including spaces, are included in the string, as if you were entering a long file name as an argument for a command-line application. Make sure your legal text does not contain quotation marks. If possible, use single quotation marks (â). What is the disclaimer text you enter? I had no problems setting up the legal notice. We have to create the GPO, and it`s really easy, guys. If you want to find and locate Group Policy Manager on your server, we open it.

And what is this trick and where are we going to implement this trick, on the server or on the client nodes? Copy your original line 7, paste it, and repeat the steps above for each paragraph you want to include in your legal text.