Windows XP Pro logon screen domain selector greyed out
Posted on 2010-09-18
I have a new AD Domain on a 2008 R2 x64 Server. I joined the first Windows XP Pro x86 client to the domain and rebooted the computer. After pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del to logon and entering username and password credentials the Domain drop down selector is greyed out and defaulted to local logon.
I can logon to the domain by prepending the domain name to the username with a \ like you do with Windows 7 domain logons. Is this normal functionality with Server 2008 R2 domains and Windows XP Pro?
Also when i opened computer management Users and Groups to give the Domain Users group local Administrator privileges Windows would not let me select the domain in the "Look in" field. How do i do this or do you think this is a problem with this specific workstation?
DNS Settings in Windows XP point back to the 2008 R2 server.
Thanks for your help / input in the matter.