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  • Question

  • How can we hide the Log on to: Domain on the logon screen. Our org uses upn to login and we don't want the name of the domain appearing on the login screen. We had hidden the same in XP using ShowLoginOption. Is there anything equivalent for Windows 7 Enterprise?

    This is what we are currently using for XP

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
    "ShowLogonOptions"=dword:00000000


    With Regards, M S Ali
    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 4:38 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    This a by design behavior to show domain name when the PC is in domain. And that’s impossible to hide Log on to: Domain on Windows 7 logon screen.

     

    Thank you for your understanding.

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang

     

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    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Monday, July 11, 2011 8:59 AM
    Wednesday, July 6, 2011 3:12 AM

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  • Hi,

     

    This a by design behavior to show domain name when the PC is in domain. And that’s impossible to hide Log on to: Domain on Windows 7 logon screen.

     

    Thank you for your understanding.

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang

     

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum. If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com


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    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Monday, July 11, 2011 8:59 AM
    Wednesday, July 6, 2011 3:12 AM
  • In XP we could hide the domain even if it was part of the domain.

    In Win7 it is not impossible.  It is possible to hide the same by programatically modifying the content of  authui.dll.

     But I was looking for more straightforward and simple way as they had it in XP.


    With Regards, M S Ali
    Wednesday, July 6, 2011 5:30 AM
  • Windows 7 are quite different with Windows XP in some components and functions.

     

    Base on my experience there’s no program form Microsoft can achieve this. And we do not recommend to use third party tools since it may cause unexpected issue.

     

    Thank you for your understanding.

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang

     

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    Wednesday, July 6, 2011 7:54 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Since there’s no official method to achieve this, I will mark my reply as an answer, It could help other communities here who have the same issue.

     

    Thanks for your understanding.

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang

     

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    Monday, July 11, 2011 8:59 AM