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Why do I have to keep entering domain\username to logon?

Posted on 2007-11-27
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Last Modified: 2010-04-20
When logging on to Terminal Services or OWA or certain servers I have to enter domainname\username even thought sometimes the domain name is displayed. Is there any way of stopping having to enter the domain name before the username?
Question by:goldsmithwilliams
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ID: 20357499
Outlook Web Access? Its always so....u also can type in the Mail Address

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ID: 20357544
What about logging on remotely via a VPN the RDP connection?
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ID: 20357567
then u need to publish owa in your internal network, too!

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ID: 20357674
Sorry I didnt say that right, you have to do domain\username even via VPN and RDP. If it cant be changed then why do you need to do it?
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mikeleebrla earned 1000 total points
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>>Outlook Web Access? Its always so....u also can type in the Mail Address

not true... all you have to do is go into the IIS authentication methods section on the "exchange" virtual directory and set the default domain to "\"  (without the quotes) and set it to "basic authentication"

Yes it isn't as secure but it can be done.


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