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How to configure interactive login on server 2008 by GPO

Started by admin, August 15, 2013, 08:47:44 pm

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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.

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This article will help you to, How to configure interactive login on Windows server 2003 or server 2008 by using group policy for display a message during login.

That is good think to use a Display custom message or Interactive logon message when user logon on their computer and show messages like â€"
1) Welcome to company name, go to your desktop
2) Do not save any files on desktop, Please use Map drive on My computer or My document for saving personal files.
3) Your desktop is under network employee monitoring system, Please don’t do any illegal activity.
4) Do not download illegal content from internet

Please follow these step on windows server 2008 machine
Step 1 - Open Group Policy Management Console by typing command “gpmc.msc” on run. -Or- open from Start | Administrative tools | Group Policy Management.
Step 2 - Create a new Group Policy Object by right click on Organization Unit/Domain and click Create a GPO in this domain, -Or- Edit or existing GPO.
Step 3 - Right click on selected GPO then click edit.
Step 4 - Now Navigate to Computer Configuration | Policies | Windows Settings | Security Settings | Local Policies | Security Options
Step 5 - Go to properties by double click on “Interactive logon: Message text for users attempting to log on”

Step 6 - Now tick on “Define this policy setting in the template”.
Step 7 - Type your messages and click Apply and Ok.
Step 8 - Run these below command for forcly update the group policy open Run and type -
"gpupdate /force /boot /logoff" Now domain Controller will automatically logoff.


I have Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 client PC’s, I followed the exact same directions that you listed and what everybody else online lists….but after numerous attempts and gpudpate /forces and reboots….the message never appears at login. Any ideas???

I also can not get any scripts to work on Windows 7.


One of the reasons you don't see the interactive logon message on windows 2008 R2 or Windows 7 is if have configured only the message text. Once you set an "Interactive logon: Message title" (just below the interactive message logon text) and wait or run gpupdate you should be able to see the message at logon (even with RDC)

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