Solved

Login screen defaults to terminal server name instead of domain

Posted on 2011-02-24
5
544 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
For a few terminal servers in our environment, the "Log on to" field is defaulting to the server's name instead of the domain, when users hit the login screen. How can I change this behavior?
0
Comment
Question by:itentive
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
NotVeryFat earned 500 total points
ID: 34971585
There is a registry tweak, but perhaps an easier way is to head into Terminal Services Configuration, under 'Connections' right click the RDP-TCP connection in the right-hand pane, click 'Properties', then 'Logon Settings'. Simply change the bullet to 'Always use the following logon information' and enter your domain in the box. Leave the others blank and this should do the trick...
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:NotVeryFat
ID: 34971590
Sorry, also tick 'Always prompt for password'
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:rxdeath
ID: 34973390
i had this very same question, and this solution does kinda work, but i've also noticed the behavior that some do it automatically, and some do not.  also the always prompt for password isnt' nice because as an admin i have a bunch of saved sessions and i have to type my password in everytime.  wish i had a good answer for you my question went unanswered.  are you by chance using vmware or anything?
0
 

Author Comment

by:itentive
ID: 35345077
Found that the reg setting wasn't set correctly.  Thanks for the suggestions!
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:itentive
ID: 35345087
Part of the answer led to the solution.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

by Batuhan Cetin Within the dynamic life of an IT administrator, we hold many information in our minds like user names, passwords, IDs, phone numbers, incomes, service tags, bills and the order from our wives to buy milk when coming back to home.…
A quick step-by-step overview of installing and configuring Carbonite Server Backup.
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.
Need to grow your business through quality cloud solutions? With everything required to build a cloud platform and solution, you may feel like the distance between you and the cloud is quite long. Help is here. Spend some time learning about the Con…

932 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now