Knowledgebase: Computer Issues
Adding Vista Machine to AD Domain
Posted by Craig Dusek on 03 January 2008 09:53 PM

1. Disable fast user switching:

Start + R (for Run) and type 'gpedit.msc' (without quotes obviously). Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Logon and choose from the right 'Hide entry points for Fast User Switching' and Enable it.

2. Hide last user logged in:

Start > Control Panel > System and Maintenance > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy

Open Local Policies

Choose Security Options

Scroll down to Interactive Logon: Do not Display Last User name

Double click on it and change the setting to Enabled

Double click on Interactive Logon: Do not require CTRL + ALT + DEL

Change setting to Disabled

3. Join PC to the domain

Start > Control Panel > System and Maintenance > System

Under the heading: Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings... Press the "Change Settings" link.

Press the "Change" button next to "To rename this computer or change its domain or workgroup, click Change." on the "Computer Name" tab.

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