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Notification for unauthorized logins

As we rollout Windows XP and Windows 2000 AD, we are considering the use of policies to trigger a notification prior to login. Can you provide some references to appropriate text which would tell unauthorized users what they should not do?

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How much text do you want to display? You could display your organization's Acceptable Use Policy, which should define what users can and cannot do. A common logon message is "For Business Use Only. Unauthorized Use is Prohibited." Another common logon message is "WARNING: Unauthorized access to this computer system is prohibited and is subject to criminal and civil penalties." Finally, the following link provides some examples of logon messages used by the DOE:

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This was first published in March 2002

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