Solved

Domain computer login screen

Posted on 2013-12-10
1
557 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-11
Hi Everyone,

Is there a way to default Windows 7 and above to a login screen that shows the computername first i.e. something different than having to have the user enter in the computername\username.  I ask because many of the professors and faculty here HATE change and I need to get the windows machines on the AD so I can asset them, roll out WSUS and antivirus, all without disturbing their current profile.

I liked the way XP kept the username and password fields and allowed you to use the pulldown for "this computer" and then hide it.  

Any ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:soadmin
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
jss1199 earned 500 total points
ID: 39710189
1. Train them to append .\ to their local username when logging in - this logs on locally.  e.g., .\localuser

2. Use Group policy to set assigned logon, and link the new GP to a group containing the machines you want to default to local logon.  

Set Computer Configuration|Policies|Administrative Templates|System|Logon|Assign a default domain for login to "." (without quotes)
0

Featured Post

Migrating Your Company's PCs

To keep pace with competitors, businesses must keep employees productive, and that means providing them with the latest technology. This document provides the tips and tricks you need to help you migrate an outdated PC fleet to new desktops, laptops, and tablets.

Question has a verified solution.

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

This article describes my battle tested process for setting up delegation. I use this process anywhere that I need to setup delegation. In the article I will show how it applies to Active Directory
Had a business requirement to store the mobile number in an environmental variable. This is just a quick article on how this was done.
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to update 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.

734 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