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Windows 7: Need to display local users in the login screen on a domain PC

01 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Need to display local users in the login screen on a domain PC

First time posting in this forum, please forgive me if this question has been asked and answered.
I have searched the net in vain for an answer, and I hope someone here can help.

I am running Windows 7 Ultra on several PC's in the house.
I also have a Windows 2003 Domain Controllers that these PCs belong to.
One of those PCs, is in my home office and is shared with 3 local users and one local administrator on that PC.
I need to find a solution where all of the local users and local administrator are displayed on the logon screen.

I read somewhere that if a PC belongs on a domain, the welcome screen is not shown, the login screen is shown instead.
Typically, without a domain, the welcome screen shows all the local users.
If a computer belongs to the domain, the logon screen can only show the last user or other user.
This PC is shared and I don't want to burden my wife and kids to type the DomainName\UserName or .\UserName when they try to login.
Most likely they would forget to do this and login to the domain (which I am trying to avoid).

I would really appreciate it if someone in this community would help me achieve this task.
Thanks in advance.

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03 Nov 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Nothing huh???
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03 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brochild View Post
Nothing huh???
The following article explains the difference between the log on screen for a Domain and the Welcome screen on a Windows 7 machine. I'm not completely sure it's possible to do what you want.

Understand and Configure the Welcome Screen and Classic Logon Screen
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03 Nov 2013   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

Brochild, Welcome to the windows 7 forum.

It is a security issue with machines that are joined to a domain. I have never seen a selection for username, just whether they want to join the domain or the local machine.


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04 Nov 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Yep, thanks you guys for the quick reply.
I guess my option is to un-join the domain and go back to workgroup.

Problem is I have lots of shared directories already setup to use domain administrator accounts.
I need to balance out my needs to be a member of that domain.
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