Legal Notice Message to Users

I'm trying add a legal notice at startup for all of our users. I've tried using the "legalnoticetext" reg key, but there appears to be a limit to how many characters you can put in key.

Does anyone know of a workaround?

Is it possible to use Windows Script Handling to accomplish this.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

COOPER143Asked:
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sirbountyConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Good gravy!  Who's going to read that (or even want to see it) everyday??
My suggestion - place a login script that brings up a web site that contains that legal notice.
Only other thing I can think of is a script that sends this via a net send message box, but I believe that is also limited to 512 chars (so you'd need seven!)
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chadCommented:
What version of windows are you using?
Windows 2k should give you upto 512 characters and 2k3 should allow upto 4000
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sirbountyCommented:
http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/22/
If your text is over 512 characters, then Wsh won't get around this either...
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sirbountyCommented:
Tweaked your connection again kabaam?  : )
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COOPER143Author Commented:
I'm using Windows 2K server, and HR came up with the legal policy at it's about 3433 characters...

I'm stumped.
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chadCommented:
The only ideas I have is to use a logon script to display it after the user is logged onto the computer.
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Upgrade your servers to 2k3 and clients to xp to to take advantage of the 4000 character limit
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send the notice back to hr for a revision.  Have users sign paper documents to understanding the legal policy of usage and then have a summary posted for log ins.

Sirbounty,
caffiene is kicking in :-)
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sirbountyCommented:
Yeehaw!

Alternatively, you could have the file saved in a text document and in your login script have something like

Start notepad.exe \\server\share\legal.txt
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COOPER143Author Commented:
I decided to take sirbounty's advice and put it in a web page. I then wrote an .asp page to link to a SQL table so that I could track who agreed and who didn't.

Thanks everyone.
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