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I have 50 people logging into my terminal server.

I would like to display a message right after they login.

How do I do that?
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Create a GPO which applies to the server.  Enable User Group Policy loopback processing mode under the node Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy.  Then go to the node User Configuration\Windows Settings\Scripts\Logon, create a .vbs file, edit it in Notepad, and enter MsgBox "Your message here"
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Can you provide me with a quick vbs script where I can use it as a template in writing my message?
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Can you please provide me with a vbs example script that would reference a notepad.txt file?

This way I will only have to change the txt file.

Thank you.
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If all you want to do is display a pop-up message then all you need is a single MsgBox line.

Use vbCrLf for line breaks.


MsgBox "This is the first line of my message." & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & "This is the second line of my message."

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How about referencing a text file?
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Paste the script below into a text file with a .vbs extension.  Customize the value of the strFile variable with the location of the text file.

Const ForReading = 1
 

strFile = "message.txt"
 

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

Set objTextFile = objFSO.OpenTextFile(strFile, ForReading)

strText = objTextFile.ReadAll

objTextFile.Close
 

MsgBox strText

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Wonderful!
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Is there a way that I can make this the only screen come up, making the end-user ACCEPT this message before the login finishes?
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