troubleshooting Question

Can I force the "log on to" drop down to permanately be the domain?

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We have 5 terminal servers and our users are connecting with thin clients.  Every so often I get complaints that users cannot log on, and it turns out to be the log on to drop down has reverted to the local machine instead of the domain and while some users recognize this and fix it, most do not notice it and simply are stuck.

To fix it, I have to log in to the console of each terminal server with the domain selected and it then will remember that for everyone... until it breaks again.

If one of us admins logs in locally to a terminal server, I know that will break it unless we directly log back in under the domain when we are done.  However, we do this VERY rarely and this problem seems to crop up once every couple weeks.

I don't know if some scheduled process or what might be causing the machines to revert back to local logons, but can someone tell me if there is a registry setting that I can set that will permanently make the domain the default, even if an admin logs in to the console as the local admin.

Thanks in advance!
Henrik Johansson
Systems engineer
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