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Windows Login Message of the Day

How can I implement a "Message of the Day" service on Windows XP/2003 Server, presented after successful login?  If the message were sensitive to Groups that would be fine.

From my research to date it seems that I would need some additional software, which surprises me.

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sirbountyCommented:
Pshaw...just use a policy.
See here: http://windows.about.com/od/tipsarchive/l/bltip333.htm
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davidxhareAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the tip.  If I have read it right, this is for a pre-login message, which would be visible by anyone.  

What I am looking for is a message that is displayed to authenticated users after login.  Sorry if that was not clear in my original post.
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JBlondCommented:
If you're using a logon script, my suggestion is to create a Messagebox at the end of the script.

http://www.winguides.com/scripting/reference.php?id=84
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sirbountyCommented:
Yep - either with the script or a simple
NET SEND %computername% "Casual Fridays have now been canceled thanks to Judy"

:)
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davidxhareAuthor Commented:
JBlond has answered my question as stated... thanks very much.  

It's not quite what I had in mind, but I guess that's my fault.  I was hoping that the message text could be contained in a secure file, and that the contributors would not have to edit the login script.  If anyone has any ideas then I would appreciate them but you may lack motivation since it is only fair that I award JBlond the points.
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sirbountyCommented:
What do you mean by secure file?
If you're looking to have all users/some users change this.
Then give them access to notification.txt
Then you have your script open that file and post the information there in a msgbox....
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JBlondCommented:
It's also possible to execute a second script from within the login script with the 'call'-command...

Then noone has to edit the login-script itself and you could use different access permissions on the other script. In this case you could use the second script for example to open only the message box...

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JBlondCommented:
:) Two posts, same idea...
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davidxhareAuthor Commented:
That notification.txt idea sounds ideal.  How do I get the text in the file into the msgbox command?  Can you tell I'm not a scripting expert :-)
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