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enter image description hereWhen I want to log into a server console (Server 2008 R2), I click Ctrl+Alt+Del and get "Other User" that I need to click before I get the log in box to add my credentials. This wouldnt be so bad, but I want to use this server as a Citrix server and so far every user that tries to connect has to click other user before they can add thier own credentials..

Has anyone got any ideas on ewhat I can do to get this to go straight to the username and password without the extra click?

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You can configure this behavior in group policy or the local security policy. The setting that you're looking for is

Computer Configuration > Windows settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options > "Interactive Logon: Do not display last user name"

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Thanks for the reply, I tried what you suggested, but still get 'Other User' bit to click (I have added a screenshot on the original post). – user114106 Dec 6 '12 at 14:29
...and I just tried to re-add it to see if it helped (it didnt) – user114106 Dec 6 '12 at 15:25
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Thanks for everyones suggestions, I have finally worked out what it was. During my server build I had run the following command to get rid of boot animations:

bcdedit /set bootux disabled

I was going to try to run a windows repair, so re-enabled the boot animations with:

bcdedit /set bootux standard

Next boot, no "Other user" prompt.

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