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Disable Log On To selection 500PT

Posted on 2006-06-26
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I want to disable the Log On To drop down menu on xp sp2 client machines. So when the machine boots, the only selection will be my Domain.
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You can restrict the ability to log on to the local machine (forcing domain logon) by using the Allow logon locally and/or deny logon locally policies located in:
Computer configuration | Windows settings | Security settings | Local policies | User Rights |
Create a an OU and GPO for the computers to which you wish to apply.
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As long as there are trusted domains, this option will be there.

I know of no way to disable this.

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by:intellie_ex
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so no solution?
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by:Rob Williams
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Theoretically, with the above policy the option will still exist but they will not have the option to log on to the local computer. As a result, the domain will also always be displayed as the default, since it shows the last logon option.
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by:intellie_ex
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That i know, but I want to get rid of the local pc in the list...
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by:Netman66
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Not possible, I'm afraid.

Is there a reason - just curious.

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by:intellie_ex
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the reason is that the people who use these stations have no mouse, no keyboard. it's touch screen. The keyboard is on the screen. I had few people accidently selecting the local machine. So figured maybe there is a way.
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I see, that makes sense.

If they are domain-joined, then the default domain should remain there.  Unless they log onto other domains, then I could see the issue.

How about a larger resolution?
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by:Rob Williams
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Thanks intellie_ex,
--Rob
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