Informative screens at network log in
Posted on 2014-04-14
Our IT department has been tasked with coming up with a way to make a "splash screen" pop up when an employee logs in to their computer. These screens notify of upcoming firm events, meeting dates and times, etc.
We have managed to achieve that with the following steps:
1) Create an .html file named the date the screen will run (i.e. 4-14-14.html)
2) Create a .bat file to copy that .html file to a network location
3) Create a scheduled task to run the .bat file on the appropriate date
4) Add a line to every employee's login script to open the .html file in the network location if it exists
The process works, but it's obviously extremely time consuming, especially since a lot of the screens change dates and thus, we have to start over. That's a three step process for each screen!
Anybody know of a better way to achieve a customized screen that pops up on a specified date at log in? And since we're not programmers, a third party software solution would be great!