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I've got three domains here (don't ask!) and I wondered if it is possible to allow the user ...
2nd September 2010, 10:29 AM #1
Win 7 Logon screen - select domain
I've got three domains here (don't ask!) and I wondered if it is possible to allow the user to select which domain they log in to like in the XP logon screen.
I know that they can type domainname\user to log on, but it's proving a bit too technical for some people! Is there a way to enable a drop down domain selector box on the Win 7 logon page?
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2nd September 2010, 11:21 AM #2
IIRC you can also type username@domainname which might be easier for people if it's their email address?
2nd September 2010, 11:23 AM #3
Thanks for the idea - shame we use gmail though (don't get me started on how much I want rid of that!!)
eventually, I will be merging the domains into a single one for ease of management etc etc. But until then It's a little confusing for non techies!
2nd September 2010, 11:30 AM #4
It is not possible no.
2nd September 2010, 11:32 AM #5
thanks - thought as much.
Bit of a shame they've taken it out though
2nd September 2010, 12:03 PM #6
According to MS, you should be able to associate logins with domains once they are logged in, by that i mean you have 1 username, and depending on the domain they need to connect too, before it logs in, it will give you the option, although I have never come across this.
2nd September 2010, 12:33 PM #7
I have, in a kind of way.
Originally Posted by nephilim
On ours, as soon as I type the username administrator, it changes the "log on to:" from the domain, to the local machine name.
3rd September 2010, 10:51 PM #8
Thats default on Win 7 joined to any domain I thought as mine does that and its annoying (and confusing to teacher to see you do it thinking they have to start doing that now when they don't.....)
Originally Posted by RabbieBurns
3rd September 2010, 10:55 PM #9
This is REALLY annoying when you want to login as the Domain Administrator... if you just type "Administrator" it defaults to the local administrator, so you always have to do either DOMAIN\Administrator or Administrator@mydomain.com
4th September 2010, 01:04 AM #10
You could rename administrator account on the local machine to something like LocalAdmin.
5th September 2010, 12:19 PM #11
I was always taught not to use the domain admin account for day to day stuff but to create personalised domain admins accounts for anyone who requires such permissions
Originally Posted by Gatt
5th September 2010, 12:34 PM #12
With group policy across your site as well!
Originally Posted by FN-GM
5th September 2010, 12:47 PM #13
yep exactly, wont take long at all.
Originally Posted by Mr.Ben
5th September 2010, 08:05 PM #14
Me too - But only as an auditing tool to track changes etc
Originally Posted by RabbieBurns
5th September 2010, 09:45 PM #15
Rename the administrators network account to a something different.
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