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Posted on 2013-12-10
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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?
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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)
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