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    Change the Telnet Banner

    Posted on by Daniel Petri in Windows Server 2003

    How can I change the Telnet banner seen when connecting to my Windows Server 2003 server via Telnet?

    MS KB article 245095 has more:

    When you use Telnet to connect to the a Windows 2000/2003-based server the following banner is displayed:


    You can change your Telnet server to display a banner and run programs upon logon for all users by modifying the Login.cmd file. You can modify this file to run other programs (such as a different shell). The commands in the Login.cmd file are run for all users.

    Note: You may also want to Change the IMAP4 Banner, Change the SMTP Banner or Change the POP3 Banner.

    To change the prompt in the Telnet banner, follow these steps:

    1. Use any text editor (such as Notepad – see Free Notepad Replacements) to open the %SystemRoot%’System32’Login.cmd file.
    2. Modify the Telnet server banner or add the path and name of the program you want to run upon logon.

    For example, you could change


    to:

    1. You could also add the following line at the end of the file to change the command prompt to reflect the name of the server in your Telnet session:

    1. Save the file, and then quit Notepad.

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