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#1 David Ashcroft

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:05 AM

We would like to make it so that when a user logs onto the network (domain) a popup box shows up with a message, the message needs to be changable on a regular basis, it is for a school. Does anyone know of any software that can do this?

Thanks in advance!!

PS - We also need to be able to implement pictures if possible.

Edited by David Ashcroft, 05 September 2012 - 04:16 AM.

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#2 David Ashcroft

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:03 AM

PS - it could be more of a news system that pops up on login

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:28 PM

Windows supports an optional popup (typically used for legal disclaimers before the desktop will load) whenever users log on to the machine, and they can be deployed over a domain using group policies. See this Microsoft article for details: https://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2008/02/08/deploying-legal-notices-to-domain-computers-using-group-policy.aspx?Redirected=true

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:40 PM

It sounds like you want to implement a MOTD (Message of the Day)

I did find this Got Something to Say? Display a Message of the Day

Use this HTA to communicate with users when they log on

There are many ways to display a message to users from a logon script. If you're using a shell script or a console-based Windows Script Host (WSH) script, you can output text to the console window, although doing so isn't the best way to attract attention to a message. If you're running a WSH script with the WScript host, the WScript.Echo method displays the message in a message box with the title "Windows Script Host" and an OK button. However, the title, icon, and buttons aren't customizable. You can also use the WshShell object's Popup method, which lets you customize the title, icon, and buttons and includes a timeout feature that automatically dismisses the dialog box after a specified amount of time. Although the Popup method is useful, you can't specify a font, change the color scheme, or add a scroll bar for longer messages.

Rather than just dealing with these limitations, I decided to write an HTML Application (HTA), MOTD.hta, to display a message of the day. An HTA leverages HTML's customization features to provide a superior GUI.

I don't know if this will do what you want. I suspect it will however, You'd have to decide that yourself.

Good Luck

Edited by rotor123, 05 September 2012 - 05:41 PM.

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