JSI Tip 3436. How do I run a logon script visibly on Windows 2000?

By default, the system does not display the instructions in the logon scripts that are run on a Windows 2000 client.

If the Windows 2000 client is a member of a Windows 2000 domain, the easiest way to alter this behavior is to use the Run logon scripts visible Group Policy (User Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon/Logoff).

If the Windows 2000 client is a member of a Windows NT 4.0 domain, use Regedt32 to navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

NOTE: You may have to add the System key.

On the Edit menu, Add Value name HideLogonScripts, as a REG_DWORD data type. Set the data value to 0. The default is 1, hidden.

Related entries:

HideLegacyLogonScripts - 0, the default, displays the script, 1 is hidden - Run legacy logon scripts hidden Group Policy (User Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon/Logoff).

HideLogoffScripts - 0 displays the script, 1, the default, is hidden - Run logoff scripts visible Group Policy (User Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon/Logoff).

At HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System:

HideShutdownScripts - 0 displays the script, 1, the default, is hidden - Run shutdown scripts visible Group Policy (Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon).

HideStartupScripts - 0 displays the script, 1, the default, is hidden - Run startup scripts visible Group Policy (Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon).




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