Joining Computer to Domain Causes "Friendly" User Interface to be Replaced by Classic View

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SYMPTOMS

On a computer where the Friendly User Interface (Welcome Screen) option is set, if you join the computer to a domain and then restart the computer, you see the classic Windows logon screen instead of the "friendly" welcome screen.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because the Friendly User Interface (Welcome Screen) option is available only on a stand-alone computer or in a workgroup. Logging on to a domain structure turns off this option.

STATUS

This behavior is by design.

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Article ID: 303594 - Last Review: October 18, 2001 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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