Creating a warning banner at Windows logon

Mon, 07 Apr 2010


A warning banner at Windows logon (or another system's logon) is very important since they limit a user's ability for legal recourse because they are warned upon accessing the SO.

To create such a banner in a Windows environment follow the next steps:

1. Open Regedit
2. Go to the key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon"
3. Modify LegalNoticeCaption and LegalNoticeText to express the Acceptable Use Policy.

This banner will be shown before the users are able to login.