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Windows Server 2003 in a Nutshell by Mitch Tulloch

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Logon—Tasks

Log On

To log on to Active Directory using your username, password, and domain name, do this:

Ctrl+Alt+Delete enter your username in the User Name box enter your password choose your domain from the Log On To box OK

To log on to Active Directory using your user logon name or UPN, do this:

Ctrl+Alt+Delete enter your UPN in the User Name box enter your password OK

When you enter your UPN in the User Name box, the Log On To box grays out since you are already specifying your domain.

To log on to Active Directory using your downlevel logon name, do this:

Ctrl+Alt+Delete enter DOMAIN\username in the User Name box enter your password OK

Here, DOMAIN is the downlevel name of your domain. Again, when you enter DOMAIN\username in the User Name box, the Log On To box grays out since you are already specifying your domain.

Log Off

Ctrl+Alt+Delete Log Off

Logging off closes any foreground applications that are running on your machine but leaves the operating system and network services running. This means that other users on the network can still access resources on the machine if they are shared on the network.

Disable Display of Last Logged-On User

By default, when a user logs off from a WS2003 computer and then another user presses Ctrl+Alt+Delete on the same machine, the username of the first user is automatically displayed in the User Name box. In high-security environments, this behavior is not desirable, and you can prevent this from happening using Group Policy. ...

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