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Setting Windows XP client "Log on to" field to default to domain

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Is there a way to set the Windows XP Pro client "Log on to" field to default to the domain??  I have an SOE image that runs a sysprep.  The sysprep adds the machine into AD and reboots the computer.  When a user logs on, they need to change the "Log on to" option from the local machine name to the domain.  

Is there a way to default this option to the domain (group policy, registry hack)?  I know its simple to do it once but our users aren't that bright (we have 500 of them)

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Anthony
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HKEY\Local machine\software\microsoft\windows nt\winlogon
default domain=your domain
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
DefaultDomainName

RightClick DefaultDomainName and Click Modify

Put your domain name in the field

Hit OK

Close the registry editor.





 
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And possibly the easiest way to push this out to your clients would be to integrate it with Group Policy...  You could push the reg hack out with a startup script under Computer Config..  Just a thought..!!

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