Data type Range Default value
REG_DWORD 0 | 1 0


Directs the system to display highly detailed status messages.

This entry stores the setting of the Verbose vs normal status messages Group Policy. Group Policy adds this entry to the registry with a value of 1 when you enable the policy. If you disable the policy or set it to Not configured, Group Policy deletes the entry from the registry and the system behaves as though the value is 0.

Value Meaning
0 (or not in registry) The policy is disabled or not configured. The system displays standard status message designed for most users.
1 The policy is enabled. The system displays status message that reflect each step in the process of starting, shutting down, logging on or logging off the system. This value is designed for sophisticated users.

Change method

To change the value of this entry, use Group Policy. This entry corresponds to the Verbose vs normal status messages policy (Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System).

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The Disable Boot / Shutdown / Logon / Logoff status messages policy takes precedence over the Verbose vs normal status messages policy. When the value of DisableStatusMessages is 1, the system does not display status messages and the VerboseStatus entry is ignored.

This entry takes precedence over a user setting. When this entry appears in the registry, the system ignores the value of VerboseStatus in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\CurrentVersion\Winlogon.

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For detailed information about particular Group Policy settings, see the Group Policy Reference (Gp.chm) on the Windows 2000 Resource Kit companion CD.

For general information about Group Policy, see Group Policy in Windows 2000 Help.

To see a table associating policies with their corresponding registry entries, see the Group Policy Reference Table.

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