2008 TS default domain

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I have read multiple questions regarding this.  We are currenlty using Server 2008 for Terminal Services and Remote Apps.  My phone is ringing off the hook with people not being able to log in.  The main reason is because its now requiring domian\username to get into terminal server.  The 2008 server is not a DC.  But I did install group policy management on the server and I did update the schema of the network to 2008 and did forest prep and domain prep.  I did add the group policy for default domain, but it only seems to work for vista and 7.  When ever I try from a XP machine that is not part of domain I have to put in domain\username.  Even on the domain I have to type domain\username.  Same goes if I try to log onto any web dav folders on the server.  Ive installed the server 2008 client side extensions for XP on the XP machines.  Am I missing something?
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The Terminalserver a member server in your domain? Right.
Are the clients in the domain also? And are your user working with domain account?

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The server is a member server.  All of the clients are accessing the server from outside the domain.  But they are logging in with their domain accounts in remote desktop or remote apps.  Also some of them try to use ts web.  The same thing happens in ts web.  When they go to the site they are prompted for username and password.  Which is fine.  But they have to type domain\username or they can't get in.    
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That is normal. A login with just USERNAME would call for a user locally configured on the server.
If your users accessing the server from outside your domain, they have to authenficate with DOMAIN\USERNAME.
Maybe you could preconfigure a TS connection object and roll it out with a GPO
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Ok, forget the GPO, the clients are not in the domain.
Maybe sending it by mail is an alternative.

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Is this something new for 2008?  2000 and 2003 didnt do this.  
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This is not new. I have had xp clients logging in with domain\username for years. The 2008 TS client 'add on' for xp should retain the domain\username in the RDC login box (unles you change it). The way 2008 RDC in is different to 2003/2000 in that your ID and password are entered in your RDC PC and then sent to the 2008 TS as opposed to typing the ID/Password over the www. Why your client machines didn't have a domain/ID before 2008 server, could be that you weren't actually logging onto a domain at all, just locally to each server.

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Actually now that Im looking at it the "Default Domain policy" is working when you log in through remote desktop on the 2008 Server.  Our domain is the default that shows up.  What is still requiring domain\username is the Remote Apps feature for 2008.  Its always asks for domain\username.  It does retain the information after the first time someone logs in.  So I may have to retrain some users to add the domain before their username first.  I would rather avoid that .  Im going to try the registry edit for the default domain and see if that works.  Ive already done it but it didnt seem to work.  I may have to restart the server.  Buit there are currently 10 people looged into it.  Has anybody had the same experience with Remote Apps?

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