Verbose status message is a built-in feature of Windows OS which comes enabled by default in Windows Server OS but its disabled in Windows client OS. This feature shows detailed status messages on login screen or welcome screen such as preparing Desktop, loading settings, etc. These detailed messages help you in quickly finding the culprit if you are facing problems while logging into Windows.
If you are using Windows Server 2003 or Server 2008 and want to get rid of the verbose (detailed) status messages showing at login screen, you'll find this tutorial useful. If you are using a client OS such as Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 and want to see these detailed status messages, you can also use this tutorial to enable them.
Simply follow these easy steps to enable or disable verbose (detailed) status messages in Windows:
1. Type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.
2. Now go to following key:
3. In right-side pane, look for a DWORD VerboseStatus. If you can't find it, create a new DWORD and set its name to VerboseStatus
4. Now change its value to any of following depending upon your requirements:
0 - To Disable Verbose Status Message
1 - To Enable Verbose Status Message
5. That's it. Close Registry Editor and restart your system to apply the changes.