How to display a popup message before logon
Posted on 2011-09-08
--first-- please read carefully: the LegalNoticeCaption registry key is not only known to me but also not applicable in my problem environment. Also, scripts with msg.exe don't work here (but I don't know why).
I am trying to achieve the following: the computer starts, some service writes a log on startup and I would like to have the contents of this log displayed even before logging in.
I thought of using msg.exe in a startup script that reads out my logfile and uses it as message, addressed to * which SHOULD include the system account. So I setup a scheduled task that is triggered on system startup that basically does
msg * text
Task history shows it has been running, but no message is displayed. If I start the task manually from remote, a message gets displayed (!?) - which finally leads us to my big questions:
**Why would the task produce an invisible popup when triggered automatically at system startup?**
**if there is no way to make it work with msg.exe, what else could I do?**
and, if anybody would like to earn bonus points and sympathy:
**is there any way to display html-content prior to logging on?**