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Clean domain log on choice from workstations?

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I've setup Win2000 SBS. A few Xp Pro machines were connected to it.
Originaly the XP machines were connected to NT4 SBS via a workgroup.
By joining XP machines to the 2000 domain the XP welcome (log on) went away and the std cntrl-alt-del replaced the welcome screen.

However, since the domain is gone and the XP machines are back on the original NT4 SBS and workgroup,
How can I remove all traces of the domain from the XP machines...
1. (more important to me) trim the drop down log on choice of the domain, for instance, leaving only the workgroup, or
2. get the welcome screen back
Thanks.
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if i understand your question correctly, you have to disjoin the computers from the domain. to do this, you'll need the local admin password.

right click my computer on the desktop.
select the computer name (or network identification - thats what it is for 2000, i think it's computer name for xp) tab.
click the properties button
put the tick in the button next to workgroup
click ok
enter the local admin name and password
click ok
restart

you should be good to go by then.
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from the link:

To switch between a domain and a workgroup in Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional



On the Computer Name tab of the System control panel, click Change.
Click Domain or Workgroup, type the correct name for the domain or workgroup you want to join, and then click OK.
If you are switching to a domain, enter a valid user name and password to join the domain.
Restart your computer.
Log on to the new workgroup or domain by using the proper user name and/or password, if necessary.


To switch between a domain and a workgroup in Windows 2000


On the Network Identification tab of the System control panel, click Properties.
Click Domain or Workgroup, type the correct name for the domain or workgroup you want to join, and then click OK.
If you are switching to a domain, enter a valid user name and password to join the domain.
Restart your computer.
Log on to the new workgroup or domain by using the proper user name and/or password, if necessary
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 if the above doesn't get your welcome screen back.

Welcome Screen Logon versus Classic Logon
This tweak specifies whether the Welcome screen or the Classic logon will be used to access Windows XP.


[Start] [Run] [Regedit]
Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\ CurrentVersion\Winlogon
Data Type: REG_DWORD [Dword Value] / Value Name: LogonType
Value Data: [0 - Classic Mode / 1 - Welcome Screen]
Modify/Create the Value Name [LogonType] according to the Value Data listed above.
Exit Registry and Reboot

 
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you can also change logon options in the control panel.

1. Click on the Start button, click on Control Panel, and then double click on User Accounts.

2. Click on Change The Way Users Log On or Off.

3. Check the box next to Use the Welcome screen.

4. Click Apply Options.
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Thanks
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anytime. =)

did that answer your question? if so, please close this question out, so i can move on to helping others!

have a good one.

-night monkey
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