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Log on to the Domain

Updated: May 28, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

You can use these procedures to log on to the domain using computers running Windows Server® 2008, Windows Vista®, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP.

This topic provides procedures to log on to the domain using computers running the following operating systems:

Membership in Domain Users, or equivalent, is the minimum required to perform this procedure.

  1. Log off the computer, or restart the computer.

  2. Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE. The logon screen appears.

  3. Click Switch User, and then click Other User.

  4. In User name, type your domain and user name in the format domain\user. For example, to log on to the domain example.com with an account named User-01, type example\User-01.

  5. In Password, type your domain password, and then click the arrow, or press ENTER.

Membership in Domain Users, or equivalent, is the minimum required to perform this procedure.

  1. Log off the computer, or restart the computer.

  2. Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE. The logon screen appears.

  3. Click Switch User, and then click Other User.

  4. In User name, type your domain and user name in the format domain\user. For example, to log on to the domain example.com with an account named User-01, type example\User-01.

  5. In Password, type your domain password, and then click the arrow, or press ENTER.

Membership in Domain Users, or equivalent, is the minimum required to perform this procedure.

  1. Log off the computer, or restart the computer.

  2. Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE. The Log On to Windows dialog box appears.

  3. If Log on to is not displayed, click Options.

  4. In Log on to, in the drop down list, select your domain. For example, in the example.com domain, select EXAMPLE.

  5. Type your domain and user name in the format domain\user. For example, to log on to the example.com domain with an account named User-01, type example\User-01.

  6. In Password, type your domain password, and then press ENTER.

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