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  • For legal purposes, we need to display a three paragraph message before the User logs on.

    We are trying to use Interactive Logon Text policy and want a blank space line between the paragraphs. Please help.

    Thursday, October 26, 2017 9:36 AM

Answers

  • I have managed to do it by

    Switch on the Numlock.

    GPedit.msc

    <Text>

    Press Alt key and 255 on numeric keypad (generates a blank space)

    <Text>

    Works like a charm.

    • Marked as answer by 3M3M3M Friday, October 27, 2017 9:32 AM
    Friday, October 27, 2017 9:32 AM

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  • Hi,

    After my research, I’m afraid we cannot do like that, it seems made by design.

    Thank you for understanding.

    Best Regards,

    Tao


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    Friday, October 27, 2017 5:08 AM
  • I've seen various approaches to dealing with carriage returns. The easiest one was to add hyphens (-) to separate the returns: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/548a33b2-0237-4db3-9a16-89437bf9ee66/display-formatted-legal-notices?forum=winserverGP

    Back in Windows 2008 days, there was a script from the Group Policy team to format legal notice. I have no idea if it still works, but you could give it a go: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askds/2008/02/08/deploying-legal-notices-to-domain-computers-using-group-policy/

    Some additional resources you may find helpful:


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    Friday, October 27, 2017 6:57 AM
  • I have managed to do it by

    Switch on the Numlock.

    GPedit.msc

    <Text>

    Press Alt key and 255 on numeric keypad (generates a blank space)

    <Text>

    Works like a charm.

    • Marked as answer by 3M3M3M Friday, October 27, 2017 9:32 AM
    Friday, October 27, 2017 9:32 AM
  • I spent a fair amount of time digging into this recently and found bits and pieces of what to do.  Luckily someone way before me did this on my domain so I was able to combine what I found online with what they did.  See below, for what worked for me.  

    - Create a gpo named however you like.

    - Modify the  gpo and set the following values to anything

         - Computer config>policies>windows settings>security settings>local policies>security options

                        - Interactive Logon: Message text for users attempting to log on

                        - Interactive logon: message title for users attempting to log on

    - Document the guid of the gpo

    - Browse the sysvol policies folder of the primary dc, go to the path below accounting for a different guid:

                          - \\yourprimaryDC\SYSVOL\yourdomain.com\Policies\{gpoguid}\Machine\microsoft\windows nt\SecEdit

                            - Backup and then modify the gpttmpl.inf file, you may have to do some extra work to get around uac

    - the entire formatted text runs together, no manual carriage returns

    - Single carriage starts right at the period of the previous line: comma space (, )  don't use the () in any of these examples

    - Double carriage return starts right at the period of the previous line: comma space quote space quote comma space (, " ", )

    - all commas have to be surrounded in quotes: quote comma quote (",")

    - quotations all have to be surrounded in quotations: quote quote quote (""")

    - In the example below i don't think it matters which order the two registry values are in.  I just maintained what I had.

    [Unicode]
    Unicode=yes
    [Version]
    signature="$whatever it is already$"
    Revision=1
    [Registry Values]
    MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\LegalNoticeText=7,First line, SECOND line with comma"," continued paragraph., " ", NEXT paragraph with empty line above it. You can put """quotes""" around things as well.
    MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\LegalNoticeCaption=1,Any title you like


    Thursday, August 6, 2020 5:01 PM