Turning off or editing Microsoft netbanner

Jkklein
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I have received an image from a customer that we are directed to use.  It has Microsoft net banner running and the banner across the top of the screen shows nothing selected.  So I have a different banner program I can use but I'd rather use the one provided.  Problem is that even when I set the banner in the registry it revert back to the unidentified heading after reboot.

So how do I remove net banner entirely or set it so it correctly state the information.  Most of my research show the banner being used for advertisement and needing IIS which I cannot use in this situation so I'm leaning toward complete removal.
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Top Expert 2012

Commented:
We use a very similar image.  Netbanner is a Microsoft application, and in my experience you can normally change the Netbanner display settings via Group Policy.  If there isn't a Domain-level Group Policy, you should be able to update the display settings with the Local Group Policy editor (gpedit.msc).
Top Expert 2012
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Just to double-check, what version of Windows are you utilizing?  Here is a screenshot from our Windows 7 system showing the group policies that you can modify to configure Netbanner.

Netbanner Group Policies
Top Expert 2016

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this previously answered question might be of help

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_23433995.html

run5k seems to be the expert here.
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We are running Windows 7.  I just returned from our server room and neither our GPO's or local security policy show the option to edit Net Banner.  This is interesting actually as this is a provided image and I'm not sure what was done to it when it was created.  I am going to go back and look again at the policy in case I missed it.

Thanks I'll get back as soon as I can to verify this.
Top Expert 2012

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Navigate to Start -> type gpedit.msc -> right-click gpedit.msc and select Run as administrator.  Once the Local Group Policy Editor opens, can you navigate to the following hierarchy?

Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Netbanner
Top Expert 2012

Commented:
As I mentioned earlier, Netbanner is an application supplied by Microsoft themselves.  It sounds like you are using the United States Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB) image, a.k.a. SDC or FDCC (the acronym has evolved a few times over the years).  If so, the local group policies should definitely be included in that Windows 7 image.

That being said, you should be able to utilize the Local Group Policy Editor within that Windows 7 operating system image and enable the Classification policy.  Once you do, a pull-down menu is available with the various classification levels that you can select.  Here is an example of someone else on the TechNet forums who encountered the same situation:

Microsoft Netbanner.exe

Hope that helps clarify things a bit more.

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