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Add domain drop down to login screen

Submitted by i00 on May 14, 2009 to Annoyance, Usability

In Windows 2000 / XP you had an option of selecting the domain from a drop down list that you wished to log into. In Vista and Windows 7 you now have to remember and type the required domain as part of the username in order to log into the domain.

eg:
Username: DomainName\UserName
Password: Password

Put the drop down list back

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Not fixed

Discussion (2 comments)

jrmyers53 wrote on April 21, 2010, 7:55pm

This is proving to be a real hassle. Asking a user to type in domain\username is an inconvenience for most (at best). The drop down is what they're used to and solves the extra step of typing in the domain.

Even if you fix the default domain in gpedit, accessing local accounts requires typing in the local host name, which is rarely short or easily remembered.

xpclient wrote on May 31, 2011, 9:43am

Please fix this Microsoft in the next version of Windows. In Windows XP/2000, the logon screen contained the domain drop-down list which it refreshed every couple of minutes by contacting the Domain Controller to pull down a list of trusted domains. The functionality is GONE in Windows 7/Vista.

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