Create a logon message for users in Windows 7 | 8

Windows 8, like Windows 7 and Windows Vista, supports a local security policy, that allows you to create a message that will be displayed when users attempt to log on to a Windows computer.

Create a logon message

To create a logon message:

Run secpol.msc and hit Enter to open the Local Security Policy

Expand Local Policies > Select Security options.

In the RHS pane, double click Interactive logon: Message text for users attempting to log on.

In the provided box, type the message you want to appear.

This security setting specifies a text message that is displayed to users when they log on. This text is often used for legal reasons, for example, to warn users about the ramifications of misusing company information or to warn them that their actions may be audited. The default is, No message.

Click Apply/OK and Exit.

Thats it!

Incidentally, our Windows Logon Notfier makes the job very easy for you!

Also see how to display custom legal notices in Windows 7 | 8, using Windows Registry.

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Anand Khanse aka HappyAndyK is an end-user Windows enthusiast, a Microsoft MVP in Windows, since 2006, and the Admin of Please create a System Restore Point before trying out any software & be careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware. Add me on Google+.
  • jon

    Very cool tips. i used it myself. i liked it.

  • Saddat al Masad

    Its working. Great…

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