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    Win 7 Logon screen - select domain

    Hi Guys,

    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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    IIRC you can also type username@domainname which might be easier for people if it's their email address?

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    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!

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    It is not possible no.

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    thanks - thought as much.
    Bit of a shame they've taken it out though

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    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.
    I have, in a kind of way.

    On ours, as soon as I type the username administrator, it changes the "log on to:" from the domain, to the local machine name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    I have, in a kind of way.

    On ours, as soon as I type the username administrator, it changes the "log on to:" from the domain, to the local machine name.
    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.....)

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    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

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    You could rename administrator account on the local machine to something like LocalAdmin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    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
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    You could rename administrator account on the local machine to something like LocalAdmin.
    With group policy across your site as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Ben View Post
    With group policy across your site as well!
    yep exactly, wont take long at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    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
    Me too - But only as an auditing tool to track changes etc

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    Rename the administrators network account to a something different.

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