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#125914 - 2004-08-31 08:37 AM How to display message on logon
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Hi all,

I need to dispaly a message on the computers screen before the user can log in. This message will display some information for the users and should stay for about 30 sec.

Thanks

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#125915 - 2004-08-31 10:26 AM Re: How to display message on logon
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Group policy or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\LegalNoticeText
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#125916 - 2004-08-31 10:27 AM Re: How to display message on logon
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Not sure about the 30 second bit though
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#125917 - 2004-08-31 02:19 PM Re: How to display message on logon
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However...

The preferred method to use the LegalNoticeText is a GPO.

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#125918 - 2004-08-31 05:47 PM Re: How to display message on logon
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Quote:

...before the user can log in



Since KiX runs AFTER logon, there is no KiX solution available for the current logon session.
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#125919 - 2004-08-31 05:56 PM Re: How to display message on logon
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Since KiX runs AFTER logon, there is no KiX solution available for the current logon session.





Couldn't you just run a script to add the above reg entry on all pc's on the domain?

(Yeah i know its not the most ideal situation...)
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#125920 - 2004-08-31 06:13 PM Re: How to display message on logon
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Quote:

Couldn't you just run a script to add the above reg entry on all pc's on the domain?




Yes, you could but it would not apply to the current logon session, only subsequent ones. There is also the issue of admin rights. Better to deploy by GPO as it was intended.

Of course, if the requirement were changed to AFTER instead of BEFORE, then there are a variety of ways to display a message.
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#125921 - 2005-07-18 03:37 PM Re: How to display message on logon
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One of the most annoying scripts I have written

(for the users)
Code:

$=setconsole("hide")

$System = CreateObject("Kixtart.System")

;KD START

;************* Form **************
$Form = $System.Form()
$Form.BackColor = 41,5,161
$Form.ControlBox = "False"
$Form.ForeColor = 255,0,0
$Form.Height = 480
$Form.StartPosition = 1
$Form.Text = "Computer Use Agreement"
$Form.Width = 640
;**************************************

;************* TextBox1 **************
$TextBox1 = $Form.Controls.TextBox("", 45, 105, 536, 188)
$TextBox1.FontSize = 12
$TextBox1.Multiline = "True"
;**************************************

;************* Label1 **************
$Label1 = $Form.Controls.Label("", 45, 315, 536, 37)
$Label1.BackColor = 41,5,161
$Label1.FontBold = "True"
$Label1.FontName = "Arial"
$Label1.FontSize = 11
$Label1.ForeColor = 255,255,255
;**************************************

;************* ResponseTextBox **************
$ResponseTextBox = $Form.Controls.TextBox("", 255, 360, 135, 20)
$ResponseTextBox.OnTextChanged = "UserInput()"
;**************************************

;************* Label2 **************
$Label2 = $Form.Controls.Label("Company", 225, 0, 213, 71)
$Label2.BackColor = 41,5,161
$Label2.FontBold = "True"
$Label2.FontItalic = "True"
$Label2.FontName = "Arial"
$Label2.FontSize = 48
$Label2.ForeColor = 255,255,255
;**************************************

;************* Label3 **************
$Label3 = $Form.Controls.Label("Company text line", 165, 75, 345, 19)
$Label3.BackColor = 41,5,161
$Label3.FontBold = "True"
$Label3.FontName = "Arial"
$Label3.ForeColor = 237,46,56
;**************************************

;************* Logoff **************
$Logoff = $Form.Controls.Button("Log Off Computer", 45, 390, 113, 25)
$Logoff.FontBold = "True"
$Logoff.OnClick = "LogoffPC()"
;**************************************

;************* Accept **************
$Accept = $Form.Controls.Button("Accept Agreement", 465, 390, 124, 26)
$Accept.Enabled = "False"
$Accept.FontBold = "True"
$Accept.OnClick = "AcceptClicked()"
;**************************************

;KD END


$Form.FormBorderStyle = 0
$Form.TopMost = "True"

$TextBox1.text= "WARNING! By accessing this system you are consenting to system monitoring " +
"and agreeing to follow the Agency's policies regarding acceptable use, " +
"protection of information resources, and confidential health care information. "+
"Improper or illegal use of this computer may subject you to an investigation " +
"and could result in either disciplinary action in accordance with the Agency's "+
"standards, or possible civil or criminal penalties."

$rtext = "To acknowledge your acceptance of this policy, please "

DIM $randtext[6], $randansw[6]

$randtext[0] = 'enter the last word from the statement above'
$randtext[1] = 'enter the word after "disciplinary"'
$randtext[2] = 'enter the all capitalized word'
$randtext[3] = 'enter the word after "consenting to system __________"'
$randtext[4] = 'enter the missing word from "possible _____ or criminal penalties"'
$randtext[5] = 'enter the missing word from "Improper or _______ use of this computer"'

$randansw[0] = 'penalties'
$randansw[1] = 'action'
$randansw[2] = 'WARNING'
$randansw[3] = 'monitoring'
$randansw[4] = 'civil'
$randansw[5] = 'illegal'

$rc=SRND(@ticks)
$question = rnd(ubound($randtext)-1)
$answer = $randansw[$question]

$Label1.text = $rtext + $randtext[$question]

$Form.Show
While $Form.Visible
$=Execute($Form.DoEvents())
Loop
Exit 1


Function AcceptClicked()
Quit
EndFunction

Function UserInput()
if instr($ResponseTextBox.Text , $answer)
$Accept.Enabled = "True"
else
$Accept.Enabled = "False"
endif
EndFunction

Function LogoffPC()

EndFunction



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#125922 - 2005-07-18 04:12 PM Re: How to display message on logon
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lol!
you are kidding, right?
this is so damn stupid!
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#125923 - 2005-07-18 04:37 PM Re: How to display message on logon
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oh no... I was given specific directions to make it as obvious, in-your-face, and annoying as possible.

Managemane LOVES it, I'm going to insert a "hidden" hotkey to close it
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#125924 - 2005-07-18 07:57 PM Re: How to display message on logon
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Welcome to America Lonk, land of the "We love to sue you" people. Yes, agree stupid, but that is the sort of things we live with now days in America all over the place.
 

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#125925 - 2005-07-18 10:13 PM Re: How to display message on logon
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I have seen it at American companies in the Netherlands.... and YES I found it stupid too...
It is almost like an American car. You can't see it because all the warning stickers on it...
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#125926 - 2005-07-18 11:56 PM Re: How to display message on logon
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no, I like the message idea itself.
but forcing a user to type 27 different words takes already about half'n hour out of his/her workday.

I mean, I understand fear of risks and the need to minimize them.
but there is always overshooting that management and making it the biggest risk.
I know, because I have fought with this shit at my former workplaces too.

I say, let the management hear.
just say to them in the most formal way you know: "You Stink!" or "you are stupid"

ps, did I mention, I'm unemployed


Edited by Lonkero (2005-07-18 11:59 PM)
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#125927 - 2005-07-19 12:49 AM Re: How to display message on logon
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We had the same text in the normal "legal logon warning text", but after years the HR dept did a quick informal survey and determined that no one knew what it said.. they just pressed the OK button.

There may not be 6 questions in the final version, nor may those be the question, but there will be SOME variable data entered in the box.
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#125928 - 2005-07-19 01:30 AM Re: How to display message on logon
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Ja, 6 questions but only one chosen at random.
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#125929 - 2005-07-19 02:43 AM Re: How to display message on logon
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follow the next few steps for message that comes up when you hit ctrl/alt/del

1.copy/paste the following code in notepad and name it LegalNotice.kix

CLS
BREAK ON
WRITEVALUE ("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\WINLOGON", "LegalNoticeCaption", "Company Name. Legal Notice:", "REG_SZ")
IF @ERROR = 0
ENDIF
WRITEVALUE ("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\WINLOGON", "LegalNoticeText", "All activity may be monitored. System use indicates consent to monitoring. Information may be given to law enforcement.", "REG_SZ")
? "VALUE WRITTEN TO REGISTRY"
IF @ERROR = 0
ENDIF

2. copy/paste Kix32.exe and kixgui.dll into your c:\windows\system32

3. than go to start\run and wright regsvr32 kixgui.dll

4. msg will come up "kixgui.dll registered succesfully

5. go to where you keep the file you created earlier, Legalnotice.kix together with kix32.exe and drag/drop the legalnotice over the .exe

6. lon off and when you hit ctrl\alt\del you should have the legalnotice. after you click ok on that you could log on..

hope this helps

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#125930 - 2005-07-19 03:07 AM Re: How to display message on logon
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That code requires the user to have admin rights. A GPO would not.
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#125931 - 2005-07-19 03:17 AM Re: How to display message on logon
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well, i think that if you want to set this up on a pc yes but than as a user it wouldn't matter. a user just loggin on would have to read that msg and
ok-it before it could do so...i think...

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#125932 - 2005-07-19 04:07 AM Re: How to display message on logon
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yes... we already have that, but no one reads it, as they just click OK and it does away.

Mine is a test <eg>
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#125933 - 2005-07-19 04:21 AM Re: How to display message on logon
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true, true...it does away. on the other hand you're not gonna have many friends
between the users with that test i reckon and even if they read it they wouldn't probably care about that legelnotice anyway. maybe...don't know...

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