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Windows 7: Automatic adding of a domain name when authenticating

21 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Automatic adding of a domain name when authenticating

Not sure if this is where I should be posting this. Please redirect me if there is a better forum that I should use.

I use my own laptop while working as a contractor. I am running win7 ultimate x64 Sp1. The laptop uses homegroup to connect to other PCs whilst at home.

To access network devices whilst at work I use the Cisco VPN client to attach to their network. This works great for most things I need to do, however,...

If I need to access a shared directory on one of their servers the authenication window that appears automatically adds my laptop name as a domain name. As this is not the domain of the server I fail to authenicate. The added domain name is not in the username box as in previous versions on windows but appears in the text part of the dialogue box so I cannot delete it.

Is there any way that I can stop this from happening adn gain access to the files I need without resorting to a friendly staff member and a USB stick?

This is really doing my head in


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06 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Anyone any ideas?
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06 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2

Yes, just need to type the domain name with a backslash followed by your username in the username field (domain\username) and then your password in the password feild. For example:


If that doesn't make sense let me know.
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