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    Fix or disable XP Pro "logon to box" on 2003 Server network

    Hi

    Does anyone know of a way to fix the logon to box, on the CTRL, ALT + DEL screen so that is set to the domain name? I want to stop users loggin on to the local machine instead of the domain.

    Thanks a lot!

    Tazz

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    Re: Fix or disable XP Pro "logon to box" on 2003 Server netw

    Quoted from a Mr Gary Middleton:

    Although there is no group policy setting to do this, I got around the problem

    by writing a custom ADM file which changes a couple of registry keys in:

    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\W inlogon.



    The 2 keys to change are:

    ShowLogonOptions - set to 0 to hide the domain list &

    DefaultDomainList - set this to the domain you need to logon to.



    Here's a copy of the ADM file:

    ;************************************************* ***************

    ;* Custom ADM file to force specific domain to logon to. You'll *

    ;* need to also change group policy \Computer\AdminTemplates\Sy *

    ;* stem\GroupPolicy\ Enable Registry Policy Processing, and *

    ;* enable "process even if the group policy objects have not *

    ;* changed" *

    ;* Written by Gary Middleton,UK *

    ;************************************************* ***************







    CLASS MACHINE



    CATEGORY !!Logon



    POLICY !!HideDomainList

    EXPLAIN !!HideDomainList_Help

    KEYNAME "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon"

    VALUENAME ShowLogonOptions

    VALUEON NUMERIC 0 ; removes dropdown list

    VALUEOFF NUMERIC 1 ; enables dropdown list

    END POLICY



    POLICY !!DefaultDomain

    EXPLAIN !!DefaultDomain_Help

    KEYNAME "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon"

    VALUENAME DefaultDomainName

    VALUEON "DOMAINNAME" ;where DOMAINNAME is the domain you want the

    users to logon to

    VALUEOFF ""

    END POLICY





    END CATEGORY



    [strings]

    Logon="Logon Options"

    HideDomainList="Hide Domain List"

    HideDomainList_Help="Enabling this settings hides the domain list from the

    CTRL+ALT+DELETE screen.Disabling will show the domain list."

    DefaultDomain="Default Domain"

    DefaultDomain_Help="Default domain name to set to DOMAINNAME if enabled. It

    will be the default option in the drop down list at the CTRL+ALT+DELETE

    screen"

    Just cut & paste into wordpad, save

    with a .ADM extension. Load GPMC, right click administrative Tools &

    add template, find location of the saved adm file.

    To view change view\filtering from the menu with the policy loaded,

    uncheck box "only show policy settings that can be fully managed"

    You'll then be able to edit the 2 keys in your new Admin Template

    within the policy.


    Found at: http://www.mcse.ms/message973363.html


    Wes

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    Re: Fix or disable XP Pro "logon to box" on 2003 Server network

    nice solution wesleyw,
    One thing to note is though unlike group policy, when you remove this adm the settings you set shall not revert unless you disable the various options and allow the changes to be rolled out.
    E.G. if you set a reg key to 1 for the adm and then remove the adm, unlike group policy that reverts to 0 (otherwise known as the default option), the setting in the registry will stay marked as 1 until something changes it.



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