Creating a Popup information window after logging in

Posted on 2005-04-27
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
I am working on a smallish network of Win Xp machines and what I want to do is to display a small "splash/popup" window after people have logged in.  Something like the MSN today window that loads up with MSN.  

We Just want to use this to display announcements and general information about the workspace.  It needs to come up as they log in so they cannot really miss reading it.

Any help is much appreciated.

Question by:pgeilern
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    Well an easy way to do that would make a small webpage on a shared machine and make a internet explorer window pop-up when the machine starts.  You can do this simply by putting a new shortcut in the start-up folder.  You can also put a comment in the shortcut that will open the page you want.

    The shortcut should go here:  
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

    The shortcut should look like this:
    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" http://yourpage.htm

    If you do this when the computer starts up it will bring up an internet explorer window with the page you want in it.  This is also good because when you want to change the content of the page you only have to make changes to the ONE file.


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