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How to Display Domain Logon Confirmation in Windows
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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:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/EN-US/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
This article describes how to cause Windows to display a dialog box that lists the server that validates a Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Millennium (Me) client logging on to a Microsoft Windows NT or LAN Manager domain. This information may be helpful when you are troubleshooting network problems.
You can edit the registry using System Policy Editor (Poledit.exe) or Registry Editor (Regedit.exe). Check with your network administrator before you make any changes to the registry.
Use System Policy Editor or Registry Editor to display a dialog box that lists the name of the validating domain controller.
Using System Policy Editor (Recommended)System Policy Editor (Poledit.exe) is available in the Admin\Apptools\ Poledit folder on the Windows 95 CD-ROM. Use the Add/Remove Programs tool in Control Panel to install System Policy Editor.
NOTE: System Policy Editor is not included in the floppy disk version of Windows 95. You can download Policy.exe, a self-extracting executable file containing Poledit.exe, from online services. Please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base for information about downloading Policy.exe:
ARTICLE-ID: 135315NOTE: Windows Millennium Edition (Me) does not include the System Policy Editor tool (Poledit.exe). In addition, the System Policy Editor tool that was included in Microsoft Windows 95, and Microsoft Windows 98 is not supported in Windows Me. Please view the "Using Registry Editor" section below to configure Windows Me to display the Logon Confirmation dialog box.
TITLE : CD-ROM Extras for Microsoft Windows 95 Upgrade
In Windows 98, System Policy Editor is available in the Tools\Reskit\Netadmin\Poledit folder on the Windows 98 CD-ROM.
Use the following steps to edit the registry with System Policy Editor:
Using Registry EditorWARNING: 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.
Use Registry Editor to add a DWORD value named "DomainLogonMessage" (without quotation marks) to the following registry key:
Set the data value for DomainLogonMessage to 1.