Displaying Progress Messages

About this task

After a user is authenticated, a message box that reports session startup progress can be displayed to users. When enabled, these messages inform users of the following:

  • When their personal setting are being loaded.
  • When Group Policy is being applied.
  • When network drives are being connected.
  • When logon scripts are being run.


  1. From the Webspace Admin Console, in the server tree, select the desired server from the list.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Host Options. The Host Options dialog box appears.
  3. Click the Session Startup tab.
  4. Select the Display progress messages check box.
  5. To ensure that messages are displayed in front of all other windows, select Always in front check box.
    Note: If a logon script has the ability to display user interface to the user, the Always in front option should not be enabled. Otherwise, the logon script's user interface may be partially obscured by the progress message.
  6. Click OK.