Windows 7 Balloon message

Posted on 2010-01-12
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Last Modified: 2012-05-08
Hi All,

I am trying to find a way to stop an interactive logon warning ( number of days before password expires ) , which was enabled in group policy from fading away on Windows 7 machines.

When the user logs on , the message appears , but it fades away and does not allow the user enough time to read the warning.

Is there any way to stop this feature within windows 7 ? Previous versions of windows OS did not have this issue as you had to click the OK button before the alert disappears.

Question by:Moey_G
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ID: 26300242
First you set password expiry rate the way you fit.
Not type RUN - gpedit.msc  - go to Windows Settings>Security Settings>Local Policies>Security Options>Interactive Logon: Prompt user to change password before expiration
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Author Comment

ID: 26301361
Hi Senad,

I have already set this on the default domain policy , but the problem is that when the user logs on , the message appears for a few seconds and disappears...

By then , the user has not read the message. I need the message to stay there until you click an ok button like on Windows XP. I dont know if this can be changed for Windows 7?
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perhaps domain and local are somehow in conflict .... check again...
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Author Comment

ID: 26337224
there is no conflict. This seems to be standard behaviour by windows 7. I have checked a fair few forums and users are reporting the same concern.

The policy is applying correctly , but the notification is displayed on the bottom right hand corner as a fading bubble.

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ID: 26440230
I am having the same issue!  Any help would be great.  This is a big problem.  I am wondering if it has to do with Schema changes that should be done for Windows 7 and Windows 2008r2 compatibility

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Moey_G earned 0 total points
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unfortunately I have not found any new way to clear this problem. This is a default behaviour from windows 7 and have to accept this.

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