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Setting up a Logon Banner (Interactive Logon)


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In this lecture, I am going to be showing you how to set up an Interactive Logon. Now, this is something that you are going to set up for a company when they want to display a work policy or a warning policy before a user logs in to a computer.

An Interactive Logon is when you access your computer and a message is displayed. For example in Government, you may get a policy that states you are accessing a governmental system. In a private company you might see unauthorized access to a computer might be prosecuted. 

Now, to set up a Logon Banner follow these steps:

  1. Open Server Manager > Tools > then we go over to Group Policy Management.
  2. This is a Computer Configuration setting. Head over to your OU if you have created one, if not you can make a new one. Right-click on instructorpaul.com and select Create a GPO in this domain and link it here... We will call it Interactive Logon and click OK.
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  1. Now let's edit the Policy by right-clicking it and choosing Edit.
  2. Navigate to Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options.
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  1. Now we want to look for Interactive Logon and we select the Message Title one. 
  1. Let's double click to open > click on Define This Policy > Now enter your text (Note this is your TITLE).
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  1. Now we configure the second policy which has message text: This is where you want to add your message that the users will see. double click to open > click on Define This Policy > Add your Data.
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  1. Now we hit Apply and OK. Now let's run a gpupdate /force on a command prompt, log out, and back in:
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  1. And once we log in again, we can see the message we created!
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Now, I haven’t worked at a company where they didn’t display one of these interactive logons. Generally, a company will provide you with the text.

That’s how you set up an Interactive Logon w

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