Configuring informational message during the logon

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In this Tutorial we are going over a Group Policy to inform the user that is trying to log on with an informational message. This is a simple procedure that in some companies is useful to provide the corporate policies for users trying to log on the corporate servers.


The first step is to create a Group Policy and associate that an Organization Unit that has servers on it. In the new policy let’s navigate on the following path:

Computer Configuration / Policies / Windows Settings / Security Settings / Local Policies / Security Options


The first setting that we will change is the title of the informational message by editing the policy item Interactive Logon: Message title for users attempting to log on. Let’s select Define this policy setting  and fill out some information for the title and then click on OK.


The second item is the text itself that will be displayed, let’s double click on Interactive logon: Message txt for users attempting to log on, and then let’s click on Define this policy setting and fill out with the desired text, as shown in figure below.


Now after the server receiving the new Group Policy, when a new user tries to log on the following message will be displayed.



In this Tutorial we went over the process to configure an informational item and tested it using Windows Server 2012 R2 server.

Written by Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio is a Canadian Exchange Server MVP and MCSM (Solutions Master) and he contributes to the Microsoft Community with articles, tutorials, blog posts, forums and book reviews. He is a regular contributor at, and (Portuguese).