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  • Is there a way to change the Windows 7 Startup Display to be more descriptive, much like it was under Windows XP. Under Windows XP you would get a dialog box that would tell you that the system was Installing Managed Software or Applying Policies. Right now under Windows 7 all the user sees is a Please Wait... display, with nothing more than a spinny circle to tell you that it might be doing something. It would be nice to set it so that the system can tell you that it is doing something and what it is doing. Right now we have users constantly restarting their systems in the middle of a policy install of software, because they just see the Please Wait screen and do not see that it is trying to do a policy install of software.
    Wednesday, June 9, 2010 6:30 PM

Answers

  • Have you tried this?

    http://www.askvg.com/how-to-enable-disable-verbose-startup-shutdown-logon-logoff-status-messages-in-windows-xp-vista-server-2003-2008/


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Wednesday, June 9, 2010 10:12 PM
    • Marked as answer by Linda Yan Thursday, June 10, 2010 7:27 AM
    Wednesday, June 9, 2010 10:12 PM
  • The website points to a registry change, that is actually a policy setting. So instead of mucking with the registry I found the policy setting and set it via a Group Policy, saving me the hassle of mucking up a bunch of registries on systems.

    The specific policy is:

    Computer Configuration-Policies-Administrative Template-System-Verbose vs normal status messages = Enabled

    Just to be sure also set the following policy as well:

    Computer Configuration-Policies-Administrative Template-System-Remove Boot / Shutdown / Logon / Logoff status messages = Disabled

    Otherwise if the "Remove..." is set to enabled it would make the "Verbose..." setting worthless.

    • Marked as answer by GodOfLions Wednesday, September 3, 2014 7:15 PM
    Thursday, June 10, 2010 1:18 PM

All replies

  • Have you tried this?

    http://www.askvg.com/how-to-enable-disable-verbose-startup-shutdown-logon-logoff-status-messages-in-windows-xp-vista-server-2003-2008/


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Wednesday, June 9, 2010 10:12 PM
    • Marked as answer by Linda Yan Thursday, June 10, 2010 7:27 AM
    Wednesday, June 9, 2010 10:12 PM
  • The website points to a registry change, that is actually a policy setting. So instead of mucking with the registry I found the policy setting and set it via a Group Policy, saving me the hassle of mucking up a bunch of registries on systems.

    The specific policy is:

    Computer Configuration-Policies-Administrative Template-System-Verbose vs normal status messages = Enabled

    Just to be sure also set the following policy as well:

    Computer Configuration-Policies-Administrative Template-System-Remove Boot / Shutdown / Logon / Logoff status messages = Disabled

    Otherwise if the "Remove..." is set to enabled it would make the "Verbose..." setting worthless.

    • Marked as answer by GodOfLions Wednesday, September 3, 2014 7:15 PM
    Thursday, June 10, 2010 1:18 PM