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Classic Logon

    Question

  • I setup a Windows 2008 server and when I connect via remote desktop I would like to have a classic server logon instead of the choice of user A or Other User.  Can server 2008 be changed to have a classic logon?

    Thanks,
    Jeff
    Wednesday, October 01, 2008 7:02 PM

Answers

  • You cannot revert to the classic logon screen.

    You can however change the logon screen to not display the last user logon name and require CTRL+ALT+DEL. This resembles the classic logon screen most:

    This can be done in the Windows Local Security Policy Editor (secpol.exe) tool for a single server and through the Group Policy Editor. (gpedit.msc / gpmc.msc) for a lot of servers in an Active Directory environment.

    Open Computer ConfigurationSecurity Options and on the right hand side, scroll down to Interactive logon: Do not display last user name. Double click on this entry and you will be presented with a dialog box that has two options - Enabled and Disabled (default). Change this setting to Enabled, and then click on the OK button.

    Open Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL and select the Disable option and click OK. Next, close the Policy editor and log off (or run gpupdate.exe)

    • Marked as answer by David Shen Thursday, October 09, 2008 2:24 AM
    Wednesday, October 01, 2008 8:22 PM
  • Yes, you can have classic logon.  The Group Policy setting is Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\Always Use Classic Logon.
    • Marked as answer by David Shen Thursday, October 09, 2008 2:37 AM
    Wednesday, October 08, 2008 10:28 PM

All replies

  • You cannot revert to the classic logon screen.

    You can however change the logon screen to not display the last user logon name and require CTRL+ALT+DEL. This resembles the classic logon screen most:

    This can be done in the Windows Local Security Policy Editor (secpol.exe) tool for a single server and through the Group Policy Editor. (gpedit.msc / gpmc.msc) for a lot of servers in an Active Directory environment.

    Open Computer ConfigurationSecurity Options and on the right hand side, scroll down to Interactive logon: Do not display last user name. Double click on this entry and you will be presented with a dialog box that has two options - Enabled and Disabled (default). Change this setting to Enabled, and then click on the OK button.

    Open Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL and select the Disable option and click OK. Next, close the Policy editor and log off (or run gpupdate.exe)

    • Marked as answer by David Shen Thursday, October 09, 2008 2:24 AM
    Wednesday, October 01, 2008 8:22 PM
  • Yes, you can have classic logon.  The Group Policy setting is Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\Always Use Classic Logon.
    • Marked as answer by David Shen Thursday, October 09, 2008 2:37 AM
    Wednesday, October 08, 2008 10:28 PM
  • Yes, you can have classic logon.  The Group Policy setting is Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\Always Use Classic Logon.

    This only works if the computer if not on a domain however:

    "This setting forces the user to log on to the computer using the classic logon screen. By default, a workgroup is set to use the simple logon screen. This setting only works when the computer is not on a domain."


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