Solved

Domain computer login screen

Posted on 2013-12-10
1
551 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
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

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

Question has a verified solution.

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

By default the complete memory dump option is disabled in windows . If we want to enable the complete memory dump for a diagnostic purpose, we have a solution for it. here we are using the registry method to enable this.
While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
This Micro Tutorial will give you a introduction in two parts how to utilize Windows Live Movie Maker to its maximum capability. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows 7 operating system.
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 7, without downloading adware.

830 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