AD BridgeMessage Settings and Descriptions

GPO Name Description
Login Prompt

Set a message in the /etc/issue file on target computers. The message, which appears before the login prompt, can display the name of the operating system, the kernel version, and other information that identifies the system. In the message text, you can use characters, numbers, and special characters; there is no limit to the length of the message.

If Apply Policy is set to Always (default), any changes to managed system files on the agent system will be replaced when group policy is next applied. If a managed system file is edited or removed, gpupdate will recreate the file on policy refresh. If set to Once, any changes to managed system files on the agent system will only be replaced when the policy is updated or gpagent is restarted.

Backups of existing system files are performed before initial policy application.

Message of the Day

Set a message of the day in the /etc/motd file on target computers. The message of the day, which appears after a user logs in but before the logon script executes, can give users information about a computer.

For example, the message can remind users of the next scheduled maintenance window. The policy replaces the motd file on the target computer.

If Apply Policy is set to Always (default), any changes to managed system files on the agent system will be replaced when group policy is next applied. If a managed system file is edited or removed, gpupdate will recreate the file on policy refresh. If set to Once, any changes to managed system files on the agent system will only be replaced when the policy is updated or gpagent is restarted.

Backups of existing system files are performed before initial policy application.

Password Prompts

Users can set password prompts to indicate which account is prompting for the password.

There are three types of password prompts that can be configured:

  • Local Account passwords
  • Active Directory passwords
  • Other account passwords