Windows 7 prefer local login on domain workstation

Posted on 2012-09-17
Last Modified: 2012-09-18
We have a couple of workstations that are used with domain accounts but also should be able to login with a local account (user, no admin privileges). The login has to be made as easy as possible.

I am wondering if their is any way to set up Windows 7 to automatically prefer the local user accounts.

If the computer has a local account called administrator and you type the username in it will automatically switch to the local machine instead of the domain account administrator. So if someone wants to login with localuser, the machine is set to login to the domain it should be possible to login without writing hostname\localuser.

I hope this explains the need.

Any help is highly appreciated.
Question by:ishr
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    Accepted Solution

    We have encountered this scenario a bit earlier in the year.  In the previous question, the author found the following solution worked for them:
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    Expert Comment

    I guess modifying the DefaultDomain reg key is not persistent, and so you will need to set up a group policy as described.

    Author Closing Comment

    Thank you Run5K

    actually we don't need to make it that complex. .\ as a replacement for hostname\ is helping a lot and a good hint. Never knew that one

    Have a great week

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