How To Configure Legal Notices On Domain Computers Using Group Policy – Few years ago when i was working on Windows Server 2008 R2, I was told by my manager to configure a logon banner. What came to my mind was to write a script for it and run the script at logon. There are 2 ways to configure legal notices on domain computers, you can configure it by writing a script and executing it at the logon or configuring legal notice using a group policy. I believe the second method is very easy. You can configure Windows Server to display a message to users when they log on. You can use the message display functionality to personalize the logon process, provide news or information, and for other similar purposes. The message appears after the user presses CTRL+ALT+DEL and disappears after the user clicks OK.
In this post we will see on how to configure legal notices on domain computers using group policy. We will create a group policy, modify the policy settings and link it to the domain. I am configuring this policy on a domain controller running Windows server 2008 R2 SP1 edition.
Login to the domain controller machine with the administrator account. Click on Start, Click on Administrative Tools, Click on Group Policy Management. Under Domains, right click your domain and click on Create a GPO in this domain, and link it here.
We will create a policy named Logon_Banner. Click on OK.
Right the policy Logon_Banner and click on Edit. On Group Policy Management Editor, click on Computer Configuration, expand Policies, expand Windows Setttings, expand Security Settings, expand Local Policies, click on Security Options.
On the right pane look for the policy Interactive Logon : Message text for users attempting to log on. This security setting specifies a text message that is displayed to users when they log on. You can paste the Logon text that is to be displayed to the users before they log in. Click on Apply and OK.
On the right pane look for the policy Interactive Logon : Message title for users attempting to log on. This security setting allows the title to appear in the title bar of the window that contains the Interactive logon.Type the title text and click on Apply and OK.
On the client computer open the command prompt and run the command gpupdate.
Log off from the client computer. Hold CTRL+ALT and press DEL. You must find the logon banner. Click on OK to login to the computer.