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Is there any way around typing the computer name before the user name when logging in to a domain-controlled pc with a local user account, ie: when taking your work computer home?

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Try selecting switch user from the logon screen

This should give you the ability to change domain name to computer name for a local logon
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It will do that but I have to type the machine name first,  Just want to know if I can get around that?
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When your computer (Laptop) is not on the network an you are logged out. When you get to the logon screen you need to logon with a local computer account.
Also where the domain name is displayed on your computer logon screen a drop down box will be presented and in that list will be the domain name and the computer name.
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Hi.

If you put .\ before the username (local account), that will instruct it that you are logging onto the local computer.

So for your Administrator example, you would put in: .\Administrator
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