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    Change AUP Logon on XP

    Hi
    I have been given a couple of stand alone laptops from a neighbouring high school. Before logging on the user has to accept the AUP. I would like to change some of the text such as the school name and adjust a couple of the statements to make them more suitable for the primary school I work at.

    Does anybody know how I can do this?


    Thanks Ali

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    In the registry. Use Registry - Custom Login Message (Windows XP) for the key (typing is not going to go well at this time in the morning )

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    Sorry but I followed these steps and nothing changed. Has anybody got any other suggestions?

    Thanks

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    Search the registry for a key part of the text - that should show you where the message is stored and you can just edit it to suit.

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    Great tip. Found it straight away.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by aligtps View Post
    Sorry but I followed these steps and nothing changed. Has anybody got any other suggestions?
    The instructions give a non-existent part of the registry. It says locate "HKEY_CURRENT_MACHINE" but the only options are "HKEY_CURRENT_USER" or "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE". I'm surprised that the site owner hasn't amended this. Maybe it hasn't been brought to his/her attention.

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    The 'proper' place to change this is:

    Start > Run > gpedit.msc > Computer Config > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Settings > Security Options

    Interactive logon: Message text for users attempting to log on
    Interactive logon: Message title for users attempting to log on

    OR

    Control Panel > Admin Tools > Local Security Policy > Local Policies > Security Options

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    The 'proper' place to change this is:

    Start > Run > gpedit.msc > Computer Config > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Settings > Security Options

    Interactive logon: Message text for users attempting to log on
    Interactive logon: Message title for users attempting to log on

    OR

    Control Panel > Admin Tools > Local Security Policy > Local Policies > Security Options
    I know GPO just changes registry settings but I thought it a bit odd that they were trying to do this directly in the registry as I re called using GPO to apply these settings before

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    Editing the registry is OK, but you can easily and accidentally make wrong changes to the registry. Much harder to do this with a GPO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    I know GPO just changes registry settings but I thought it a bit odd that they were trying to do this directly in the registry as I re called using GPO to apply these settings before
    GPO is good if you have a domain; these are standalone laptops so no domain.

    You can obviously use regedit or gpedit to make the changes. I'd guess the quickest way is to get a .reg file and import it to each machine.

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    Just a quick question. When I am inputing the text how do I create a new line. I can see some rectangles which clearly do this job but I am unable to copy and paste these into the rest of the text.

    I see I can do this following the most recent instructions but am intrigued as to how to do it using the first method

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by aligtps; 28th July 2009 at 05:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srochford View Post
    GPO is good if you have a domain; these are standalone laptops so no domain.

    You can obviously use regedit or gpedit to make the changes. I'd guess the quickest way is to get a .reg file and import it to each machine.
    you can use the local security policy snap in to do it can't you ?

    If not then as you said make sure the registry settings are correct and create a reg file with those settings and apply it using a reg file ( by exporting the registry key or keys )

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    Just a quick question. When I am inputing the text how do I create a new line? I can see some rectangles which clearly do this job but I am unable to copy and paste these into the rest of the text.

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