Would you like to learn how to use a group policy to display a text message to users after the login on Windows? In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a group policy to configure a banner message that will be displayed to users after the logon on the domain computers.

• Windows 2012 R2
• Windows 2016
• Windows 2019
• Windows 10
• Windows 7

Hardware List:

The following section presents the list of equipment used to create this tutorial.

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Tutorial GPO - Message for users after login

On the domain controller, open the group policy management tool.

Windows 2012 - Group Policy Management

Create a new group policy.

Windows 2012 - Group Policy Objects

Enter a name for the new group policy.

Windows - Add GPO

In our example, the new GPO was named: MY-GPO.

On the Group Policy Management screen, expand the folder named Group Policy Objects.

Right-click your new Group Policy Object and select the Edit option.

Windows - Edit GPO

On the group policy editor screen, expand the Computer configuration folder and locate the following item.

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Access the folder named Security options.

GPO - Text message at Logon

Enable the following item and configure the desired message text.

• Interactive logon: Message text for users attempting to log on.

GPO - Interactive logon text message

Enable the following item and configure the desired message title.

• Interactive logon: Message title for users attempting to log on.

GPO - Interactive logon message title

To save the group policy configuration, you need to close the Group Policy editor.

Congratulations! You have finished the GPO creation.

Tutorial GPO - Display a text message for users after login

On the Group policy management screen, you need to right-click the Organizational Unit desired and select the option to link an existent GPO.

Windows-2012-Applocker application

In our example, we are going to link the group policy named MY-GPO to the root of the domain.

GPO- tutorial linking

After applying the GPO you need to wait for 10 or 20 minutes.

During this time the GPO will be replicated to other domain controllers.

On a remote computer, log in and verify the alert message displayed.

GPO - Text message at Login

In our example, we add a logon banner using GPO.