Remove "This Computer" from the Domain Login Drop-Down

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Eric Robinson, May 14, 2008.

  1. Is there an easy way to force terminal server users to login only to the
    domain? I don't want them to be able to click the domain drop-down and
    select "This Computer." We are using Windows 2003 Standard R2.

    Eric Robinson, May 14, 2008
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  2. Hmmm. I guess you could have them use UPN logins instead. But since they
    won't have local server accounts, only domain ones (right?) does the
    presence of the dropdown really hurt anything?

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    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], May 14, 2008
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  3. They can't log on locally. If they select "This Computer" the logon will
    fail. However, for the sake of preventing confusion, I want to remove the
    option. I don't want them to even SEE the "This Computer" selection. These
    are ASP-hosted terminal servers. The more I can simplify things, the fewer
    support calls we'll get. You know how that works.

    "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
    Eric Robinson, May 14, 2008
  4. Sure. I'm just not sure that it's possible unless you force UPN logons only
    (presuming one can actually do that, which I'm not certain one can).
    However, the "This Computer" option should not be selected by default unless
    the last successful logon was *in* that context, so it seems to me they'd
    have to go pretty far out of their way to see & select it.

    You could give them preconfigured RDP files.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], May 14, 2008
  5. The customers are all on their own domains or workgroups. The terminal
    server is in our AD domain. For some reason, we seem to hear freom a fair
    number of occasions where the drop-down defaults to "This Computer." That's
    why we're trying to get rid of it.

    "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
    Eric Robinson, May 15, 2008
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