# What is the magic to see the Windows User as DOMAIN\user

Alan DeKok aland at deployingradius.com
Fri Apr 27 19:06:31 CEST 2018

```On Apr 27, 2018, at 12:00 PM, Nick Howitt <nick at howitts.co.uk> wrote:
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> I'm sorry for posting this here as it is really a Windows question but it is driving me scatty trying to authenticate with a Windows client. I only seem to get the User-Name come through with machine credentials like host/machine_name.DOMAIN.

That's because it's configured to authenticate the *machine*, not the *user*.

> For the life of me I can't see how to switch Win10 to pass a real user name through to Radius like DOMAIN\user. There must be a setting in Windows which I am overlooking. Can anyone please help?

Delete whatever you've done, and then as the user in question, configure 802.1X.  It should work.

Alan DeKok.

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