Is there a simpler way to log into a local account on a domain workstation?

by David   Last Updated September 11, 2019 11:01 AM

Occasionally I need to log into a local machine account on a Windows workstation joined to our domain. The syntax for specifying a domain account looks like this:

DOMAINNAME\myusername

whereas the syntax for logging into a local account is

HOSTNAME\myusername

The problem is that I often don't know the host name off the top of my head. It is possible to find out by clicking the "How do I log onto another domain" link, but this requires me to memorize or write down an often cryptic hostname. Is there another, simpler way to do this?

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Answers 2


You can use a period to represent the local host name when logging in.

So, .\Administrator would be the local administrator account.

Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007
Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007
February 17, 2011 15:22 PM

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john carter
john carter
September 11, 2019 10:50 AM

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