Assign a default domain for logon

This policy setting specifies a default logon domain which may be a different domain than the machine joined domain. Without this policy, at logon, if a user does not specify a domain for logon, the domain to which the machine belongs is assumed as the default domain. For example if the machine belongs to the Fabrikam domain, the default domain for user logon is Fabrikam.

If you enable this policy setting, the a default logon domain will be set to the specified domain which may not be the machine joined domain.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the default logon domain will always be set to the machine joined domain.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista

Default Logon domain:

Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Value NameDefaultLogonDomain
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value

Enter the name of the domain


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