.\administrator not required anymore - Windows 7 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    Recently I noticed that some of the PCs automatically switch "Log on To" from domain to local computer name. In the past if I wanted to use local admin account I was required to enter .\administrator, but now .\ is not required. However when I want to use domain administrator account I have to type domain\administrator instead of just administrator.
    Is there a way to disable switching "Log on to" from domain to local computer name?

    Thank you,

    Thursday, February 20, 2014 1:32 AM


  • Hi,

    If the computer is joined domain, after log on and log off a local account, the local account will still exists on logon screen.

    After click Switch User, domain name will be listed below username (as you said) so we just need to input the domain user name.

    Administrator is the name of the default local account. So if we input administrator, "domain" will change to computer name as Administrator is a local account. 

    Andy Altmann
    TechNet Community Support

    • Edited by 暁北 Sunday, February 23, 2014 3:30 AM
    • Marked as answer by Karen Hu Wednesday, March 5, 2014 2:42 AM
    Sunday, February 23, 2014 3:29 AM