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Windows 7: RDC why doesn't it save updated information?

20 Jan 2014   #1
GibsonGK55

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
RDC why doesn't it save updated information?

I am using Windows 7 and many times I change settings in saved remote desktop connections and they will not update. For instance I change the connection ip address and save as and overwrite the profile. I go back and edit and the old ip is there. Such a simple task and yet windows cannot save the information. Anyone have this problem?

Thanks,

Gibs


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21 Jan 2014   #2
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

GibsonGK55, Welcome to the windows 7 forum.

You might want to see if you can create a shortcut for the Remote Desktop program and then make the mods to it and then use
the save as option to another name so that the next time you click on that shortcut, it should be as you changed it.

Rich
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21 Jan 2014   #3
GibsonGK55

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
short cuts

Hi Rich,

Thanks for the reply. The problem is that when you make changes to profile and click save or click save as and overwrite the profile file it still does not save the updated information. Must be another flaw in microsoft. So in other words I would have to create a new connection with RDC and save a new profile everytime there is a change for example username or password for the connection. Absolutely absurd.

Gibs
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22 Jan 2014   #4
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

GibsonGK55, your problem seems strange, I open the RDP and make the necessary changes and then save it as a new name like the site I am going to and I end up with a new rdp session that retains what I changed. Can I assume that your running the rdp as administrator? and saving it to your desktop or some other directory?

Rich
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22 Jan 2014   #5
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GibsonGK55 View Post
Hi Rich,

Thanks for the reply. The problem is that when you make changes to profile and click save or click save as and overwrite the profile file it still does not save the updated information. Must be another flaw in microsoft. So in other words I would have to create a new connection with RDC and save a new profile everytime there is a change for example username or password for the connection. Absolutely absurd.

Gibs
It would be even more absurd to expect Windows to remember a User name and password that it's never connected to before when using Remote Desktop.
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01 Feb 2014   #6
GibsonGK55

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
RDC

Hi Rich,

Yes I am running it as the administrator. I am the only user (administrator).

Also if I uncheck the always ask for credentials the username reverts back to the previous name or the original name when it was first saved under another profile name.

And to answer Chev with his condescending reply, windows has connected to the rdc and marked save and it cannot remember anything. So do everyone a favor and don't reply if you cannot be courteous and helpful. Thank you in advance.


Gibs
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01 Feb 2014   #7
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

A belated welcome to the Seven Forums.


This is the version of RDC that I have to work with.
I've not installed the latest version from W8.
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/...ed-to-web.aspx

RDC why doesn't it save updated information?-rdc-1.png


An RDC shortcut (profile?) is just a text file. Drag/drop it into notepad and see if the stuff that you thought should change - did change. Or change it via notepad. The password is kept in the Windows credential manager... so obviously, it won't be in the text file :-)

Starting with a connection that has been made once (where the username and password was saved), you should see something like this:

RDC why doesn't it save updated information?-rdc-2.png



As soon as you change the computer name, the info under the username changes:

RDC why doesn't it save updated information?-rdc-3.png

But you can save everything except the password to the text file (shortcut/profile) without connecting.


For computers that you have connected to in the past, you can edit the password and it should save WITHOUT having to connect to the computer. I have so many of these RDC shortcuts that I have a script to change all of the passwords. I might not even connect to one of the computers before I have to change the password again... but they are all ready for me to use via a double click without having to dig up the password.


Let us know if your computer does not act as I have described.

Here is some info if you want to post screenshots:
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01 Feb 2014   #8
GibsonGK55

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
RDC info

Thanks for the detailed information and pictures. I took one saved profile and dropped it into notepad as you suggested. The original profile created was user3 and saved as user4. Now if I uncheck the box "always ask for credentials" it reverts back to user3 and stays this way. I drop the same profile into notepad and it shows as user3 under the username (last line).

I right click on the shortcut and click on edit and it shows user4. The problem with leaving the box checked is that I have to enter the password every time. I don't understand why it reverts to another user.

Thanks again
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01 Feb 2014   #9
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I see that too. I've never run into this before because I do not try to use two accounts (USER3 and USER4) for one remote computer (VM1). The username comes from the text file or credential manager. It appears that you can only store one set of RDC (TS) credentials per computer ID*.

You can ID the computer by...
...name
...FQDN
...IP
So, you can store 2 or 3 sets of credentials.
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01 Feb 2014   #10
GibsonGK55

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
RDC

okay, thanks for the confirmation. No solution for this. Thanks again Microsoft.

Gibs
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