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Microsoft KB Archive/101063

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Article ID: 101063

Article Last Modified on 1/18/2007


  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 95

This article was previously published under Q101063

IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry


The logon dialog box that is displayed can be interpreted as an invitation to breach system security. The "Welcome" caption on the dialog box cannot be changed. However, you can enable a warning message dialog box to be displayed.


WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

Windows NT and Later

To enable a warning message to be displayed, make the following changes to the registry:

  1. Start Registry Editor.
  2. From the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE subtree, go to the following subkey:

    SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

  3. Add or modify the following values:

          Name                 Data Type   Value
          LegalNoticeCaption   REG_SZ      Dialog Caption
          LegalNoticeText      REG_SZ      Dialog Message

NOTE: This dialog box is presented to the user after they press CTRL+ALT+DEL and before the logon dialog box is presented.

Windows 95 and Windows 98

To enable a warning message, modify the following registry key:


The string values will appear on the logon banner.


"LegalNoticeCaption"="Important Notice:"
"LegalNoticeText"="No Unauthorized access allowed"

Additional query words: 3.50 3.51 4.00 prodnt win98 legalnoticecaption

Keywords: kbinfo kbenv KB101063