Not requiring .\ for local account, like 'Administrator' does? (School and home-use)
Our Administrator accounts are renamed via Policy, and if you key in the username it changes from domain.local to computername. Standard.
We have a severely dyslexic SEN kid here who needs a laptop, I'm setting it up for him but I want to make it as easy as possible to logon. He'll be using it during school, so it's joined to our domain, but he'll need use of it at home, too. So I've created a local user account which should serve sufficient purpose. However, keying in the username doesn't automatically make the machine clock on that I want the local account (I need to use computername\username, localhost\username, .\username etcetera). Whilst this isn't a problem for us techies that are used to the workings of domains, for any kid, not so much.
Is there a way to make it to this automatically? I could just tell the kid that his username is ".\username" but I honestly think that might be a little too confusing for the kid.
Failing that, any better ideas on how to make the machine work in school and at home, whilst still being able to access his domain files? (The only other option is join it to the restricted public wifi and have him use the VDI all the time, but that's no better either.)