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How to change default login to local rather than domain?

By tectron ·
Here is my situation.

Our salesman?s WinXP laptop is rarely connected to the domain here at the office and I would like to set it up to default to the local machine when he boots up rather than the office domain. It seems like Ive done this in the past but I dont know how I did it now.

Thanks

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Change the Registry key.

by bart777 In reply to How to change default log ...

HKLM|Software|Microsoft|Windows NT|CurrentVersion|Winlogon

Change the DefaultDomainName key to the name of the client laptop.

Best of luck.

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little addition

by lowlands In reply to Change the Registry key.

This will change back to the domain value if the user successfully logs in to the domain. If you want it to stay on the local pc name you could create a logoff script that sets the registry value to the local host on every logoff.

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Script tutorial links?

by tectron In reply to little addition

Cool, thanks :) Do you know of any good links for script writing tutorials? The last time I did anything like that was in the DOS 6.2 days.

Steve

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start here

by lowlands In reply to Script tutorial links?

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/scripts/os/registry/default.mspx

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