Banner for staff computers saying Merry Xmas

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One of the bosses here wants this as part of Internet Explorer

I have seen it used as a logon interactive banner with GPO

http://www.tek-tips.com/faqs.cfm?fid=5073 

Can someone outline the choices of where banner can be displayed etc

Domain functional level is 2008 and clients are mainly Windows 7 Professional, some Windows 10 Professional
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That policy you mention has nothing to do with internet explorer. You will not be able to modify internet explorer unless you are deeply involved in programming and changing executables (which is not even legal for the OS components).

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Yes i was thinking the same, some guy who works in business end of work said he saw it years ago ,i was pretty sure he was mistake

Any ideas on the best way to do a Xmas banner , is the interactive logon the best way of doing it?

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Can you not push out a default home page using GP, and then just have someone (or yourself) write a simple HTML page on one of your webservers that says such? (Note: I am a developer, not an admin, so I'm not sure what all GP can handle.)
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Yes, agreed, that is a preferable and easy way. GPOs can push browser home pages - however, that would be only advisable if you are ok with the risk of overwriting homepages of the users.

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Thanks yeah don't think i'd use that as we'd have to design a page for it, any other options, much appreciated
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"designing" is pretty easy. Open word, insert graphics and text and save it as html

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You're right McKnife its just I'm not a designer and this is professional organisation, as i said earlier thanks for updates, but i'd rather not go down that route
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Ok... you want a banner or something similar. You want it to display to everyone somewhere at some point in time.
That banner would have been something simple, just text without graphics?
Then why not take a popup? Deploy a scheduled task that runs at a certain time and simply displays a popup window "Merry XMas everyone!"
Code:
msg %username% "***********Merry XMas everyone!***********"

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No I will use a banner which i find online  a Xmas page etc, I just dont want to use it as their home page thats all, sorry for the misunderstanding

Is interactive logon (which i highlighted previously) the best way to do this?
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Ah, no. That message would look like this:
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:) very good wont use that so :)

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