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How do i show a picture when a logon script is run?

I am running a Windows NT 4 domain and have setup a network script that maps network drives ect.  I am now wanting to display a picture (that i wil create myself) when the logon script is excuted so I get any new /important information to the users. I have seen pictures being displayed at other companies in the network script and i am wanting to know how i can achieve this. I guess you need a third party program as the other companies display the picture for set time and then disappears while the script is executing.  Any information or adivce is welcome.  
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Rob Williams

8/22/2022 - Mon
Rob Williams

When you migrate to server 2000/2003/2008  you can use group policy to display a text screen with a logon message.

However to answer  your question, I am sure there are better ways using VB scripting but you could simply enter a line to open an application and point to your picture like:

mspaint.exe C:\Folder1\Picture1.jpg
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TBLTMK

I want something that displays a picture for a set time. If i ran mspaint.exe <filename> the user has to close the window down.  I think that will confuse them.  Any other ideas?
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Just make clear why i am saying a picture rather than just displaying in a text box ect.  Its because a picture will get the users attention and i can illistrate my point with pictures of drives ect.
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Yeah know we stuck in the dark ages.....I know i'm looking for something that is easily achieivable in the new server products but i'm sure there will be a .exe file out there that will perform the job i'm after.  I still dont like the mspaint.exe idea.  I just want the picture and not the tools and menus ect.
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Thanks for your help Robwill.  We have XP on just about all workstations.  Just a few questions.  Do i need to install VBS or WHS on the windows XP clients?  Where would i post the question for WHS/VBS, i could  not find a topic area for scripting?  I'm quite new to EE so bear this in mind.  
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Thanks TBLTMK.
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