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I'm using Remote Desktop to log in to a remote machine.

What is the difference between specifying .\ before the username, and not?

For example:

Username = Administrator


Username = .\Administrator
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In example A you would be referring to the Domain Administrator (if you had one).

In example B you would be referring to the local Administrator account on the specific PC.

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Just as I imagined. Thanks! – mparnisari Jan 14 '14 at 2:21

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