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Creating a Group Policy ADM to set the DefaultDomainName registry key

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I want to create a custom .adm file to set the domain I am getting unexpected keyword errors for the following

 LASS MACHINE
      CATEGORY "DOMAIN Settings"
            CATEGORY "DOMAIN Server Setting"
                  POLICY "Default Domain"
                  KEYNAME "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
                  PART "DefaultDomainName" EDITTEXT
                  DEFAULT "DOMAINNAMEHERE"
                  END POLICY
      END CATEGORY
END CATEGORY

can anyone see what I am doing wrong .. thanks Michael
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by:Jay_Jay70
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you havent specified where the key is....
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by:Jay_Jay70
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use the NUTS package
http://yizhar.mvps.org/
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by:Chris Dent
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You're missing the VALUENAME part of the policy... without that it doesn't know what to alter.

You already have the KeyName:

KEYNAME "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Is WinLogon the value you're trying to alter? Doesn't exist on my PC so I couldn't check.

Chris

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by:OSLEE
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the key name is "DefaultDomainName" it is a reg_sz value
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Okay, then change it to:

CLASS MACHINE
     CATEGORY "DOMAIN Settings"
          CATEGORY "DOMAIN Server Setting"
               POLICY "Default Domain"
               KEYNAME "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon"
               PART "Default Domain Name" EDITTEXT
                    VALUENAME "DefaultDomainName"
                    DEFAULT "DOMAINNAMEHERE"
               END POLICY
     END CATEGORY
END CATEGORY

You must always specify the ValueName you want to alter. The name you give to Part is just a name, nothing but aesthetics.

Chris
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