Sharepoint front end to domain login

I am interested in setting up a Sharepoint site on a 2003 domain with mostly Win 7 and XP desktops with the feature that instead of people getting a Windows look when they log into the domain they get the company Sharepoint screen with the option on the screen to go to their desktop.  How would I do this?  

Could I take it further such that they don't have a local desktop even on booting their computer - they get a Sharepoint screen and from there they log in to the domain but again just a Sharepoint screen?  

In either case, does Sharepoint further allow me as the Sharepoint admin/network admin to allow the user to customize the Sharepoint 'desktop' he/she sees ?
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Neil RussellTechnical Development Lead

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Sharepoint is not a desktop. It is a web portal. A very clever and complex one but all the same it is just a website.

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I understand that it's a portal - that it's IIS-based.  What I am asking is how do I make it the first thing that users see when they log into their computers/domain and that  if they want to go to the 'real desktop' they do that from some point on the Sharepoint page they see - e.g. they see an icon/link that says 'Windows desktop/my desktop' and that's how they get into regular Windows.
Director of Technical Services
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You can make a domain login script that would simply start http://companyweb (or whatever your SharePoint site is) - and that would get it in "front of them".

You could also edit the Group Policies to change their IE homepage to the SharePoint site.

Make sure the site is in the "Local Intranet" zone so IE doesn't prompt for authentication.

However, the regular ol' windoze desktop will still be there and available.  It might be possible to replace the shell from explorer.exe to iexplore.exe http://companyweb, but I'd worry about breaking lots of things in that case!

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Thanks for the tip.

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