Logon changes from domain to local on server 2008

Posted on 2011-04-21
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I have a new virtual server 2008 STD running on Hyperv-r2  Works great except when logging into it.  The login defaults to our domain which is right.  For short user name like admin  the login processes through the domain.  When I try the same thing with administrator, as soon as I hit the last letter "r" the login switches from domain to the local computer.  I can log in with "domain"\administrator without issue.  I changed the Cache setting in the registry from 25 to 1,  tried the logins again, with the same results.  Anyone seen this before?

Thanks in advance
Question by:1212pro
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    This is by design. As of server 2008, the default "administrator" account is disabled by default and a new administrative (not named administrator) is created on setup. Since this is also considered a best practice, the MS login process always assumes that logging in as administrator is a local account unless explicitly declared otherwise. The accounts "administrator" and "guest" are tge only accounts that exhibit this behavior.

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    by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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