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JSI Tip 2385. How do I change the Windows 2000 Telnet Service greeting, prompt, etc?

The default Telnet Server greeting, prompt, and shell are controlled by the %SystemRoot%\System32\Login.cmd file.

The default script is:

@echo off
rem  Default global login script for the Telnet Server 
rem  In the default setup, this command script is executed when the
rem  initial command shell is invoked.  It, in turn, will try to invoke
rem  the individual user's login script.

echo *==========================================================

echo Welcome to Microsoft Telnet Server. echo *

========================================================== cd %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH% /d
You can alter the echo Welcome to Microsoft Telnet Server. to echo Welcome to MyCompany Telnet Server on %ComputerName%.

You can add the following at the end of the file to change the prompt:

prompt %computername%:$P$G.

NOTE: You can edit this file in Notepad.

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