Unable to change logon message and title for Windows domain

Our company recently underwent and ownership and name change.  When users log in to our domain currently, they get a welcome message and title that includes the old company name (American Healthcare Solutions).  I am going into the security policy editor to change the message and title to reflect the new information that I need to have in the message, however when I open the items in the policy editor, they are both greyed out and I can not change them.
Brian KrugleVP, Business IntelligenceAsked:
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
You need to make sure that you do modifying this on the GPO where it is being applied. You are probably trying to do this locally on the machine which is why it is greyed out.

Do the following..
- open gpmc.msc
- right click the gpo (that has this setting) select Edit
- expand Computer Configuration>Policies>Windows Settings>Security Settings>Local Policies>Security Options>
- Double click Interactive Logon: Message text for users attempting to log on

From there you can modify the text and apply the settings

You can then force replication gpupdate /force or wait for GP Polling interval to happen.


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Brian KrugleVP, Business IntelligenceAuthor Commented:
ScottCha -

Thanks, I followed your steps but the machines are still displaying the former message and title...
Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
@ Will...what do you mean blank links?  I verify every link before I post one.  And it can't be too blank as the Author was able to get to it.
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Blank Links mean simply posting a link without providing any supporting information from the poster (yourself).

Something like this is typically not recommended becasue if you do not provide any detail besides posting the LINK in your comment, what happens when your post is accepted as the answer? When someone else searches for a similar solution, they will come across this solution they will see your comment (with only the link) as the answer, well what happens if that site is DOWN now? Your link is basically useless.

That is why you need to have some supporting information rather than simply re-directing to a specific link.

I understand that sometimes why "reinvent the wheel" so to speak. However we are suppose to be experts here and offer our own advice rather then being a GOOGLE searcher/poster.

Hopefully this makes sense. You can also see the EE Rules here http://www.experts-exchange.com/terms.jsp or just ask a moderator if for additional details.

Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
Ok.  Thank you.  That makes sense.  I assumed incorrectly that you thought the link didn't go anywhere.

I appreciate the advice.
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