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Legal Notice Dialog Box Before Logon (All Windows) Popular

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.

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Open your registry and find the appropriate key for your operating system.

Windows 95, 98 and Me:

Windows NT, 2000 and XP:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Modify the value named 'LegalNoticeCaption' to represent the caption on the dialog box (e.g. 'WARNING!'). If this value doesn't already exist create it.

Modify the value named '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!')

Exit your registry and restart Windows, 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.

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|LegalNoticeCaptionREG_SZ"Password Required"|
|LegalNoticeTextREG_SZ"Do not attempt to logon to..."|
Registry Settings
Value Name: LegalNoticeCaption, LegalNoticeText
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)

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Last modified: October 12, 2002