Windows : How to display a message at the Windows logon

By | October 12, 2018

Similar as what you can do on linux with the Message Of The Day (MOTD), there is a way to display a message to users when they login to their session.

Microsoft refer to this as a “legal notice” and can be achieved through the registry.

1. Open the Windows Registry Editor with elevated privileges :

2. Browse to the following key :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

3. Double-click on “legalnoticecaption” and write the notice title

4.¬†Double-click on “legalnoticetext” and enter the content message of your notice

You are all set!

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