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how to check computer name at login screen

    Question

  • is there anyway to check the name from the login screen or a regestiry tweak that would allow IP and/or computer name to show if PC is not yet joined to the domain on login screen?
    we have about 600 new computers that are running windows 7 at our company. We are having a problem with one in another town. i cannot find a way to see what the computer name is so that i can log onto it and fix the problem. it will not let us log onto our domain so i cant check it that way.
    Monday, May 09, 2011 8:25 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    Base on my test and research, when you PC is in a workgroup surrounding, that’s impossible to check PC name on welcome screen.

     

    Windows 7 displays a Welcome screen when a computer is part of a homegroup or workgroup and it displays a Logon screen when a computer is part of a domain. That’s by default.

     

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff394947.aspx

     

    We can check PC name when PC in a domain but cannot check if in a homegroup or workgroup. I’m afraid you need to logon then check the name.

     

    Thank you for your understanding.

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang

     

     


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    Thursday, May 26, 2011 1:42 AM

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  • Hello,

    Why not log in this machine and look for computername ?


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    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 7:25 AM
  • Hi,

     

    On login screen, press Ctrl+Alt+Delete, click “Other User”. Click “How do I log on to another domain?”, you can find the PC name there.

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang

     

     


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    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 7:37 AM
  • when the computer is not part of a domain, "How do I log to another domain" does not exist.
    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 8:41 PM
  • In the blank of user name, input “.\” (without quote mark), the PC name will show on “log on to:”

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang

     

     


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    Wednesday, May 25, 2011 1:08 AM
  • “log on to:” also doesn't show when the PC is not part of a domain, so ".\" doesn't work.
    Wednesday, May 25, 2011 5:33 PM
  • Hi,

     

    Base on my test and research, when you PC is in a workgroup surrounding, that’s impossible to check PC name on welcome screen.

     

    Windows 7 displays a Welcome screen when a computer is part of a homegroup or workgroup and it displays a Logon screen when a computer is part of a domain. That’s by default.

     

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff394947.aspx

     

    We can check PC name when PC in a domain but cannot check if in a homegroup or workgroup. I’m afraid you need to logon then check the name.

     

    Thank you for your understanding.

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang

     

     


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    Thursday, May 26, 2011 1:42 AM
  • actually there is a very simple way to check the computer name. as you know you can logon using old netbios notation: DOMAIN\USER. DOMAIN might be a local computer, and local computer can be replaced by dot '.'. 

    so the trick is: write .\ in 'logon name' [as you would like to logon locally using ".\USERNAME"] and you will have local computer name displayed on the bottom (:

     


    -o((:Leliv :))o-
    • Edited by Lelivienne Monday, February 04, 2013 8:45 AM
    Thursday, July 14, 2011 7:36 AM
  • Try using .\ in logon name space, DO NOT hit Enter. Hostname will display under password field
    Thursday, November 17, 2011 7:53 PM