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Remote Desktop Connection Automatic Log On - Allow or Prevent

Allow or Prevent Remote Desktop Connection Clients to Automatically Log On to Host Computer
Published by Brink
01 Feb 2011
Default Remote Desktop Connection Automatic Log On - Allow or Prevent

Allow or Prevent Remote Desktop Connection Clients to Automatically Log On to Host Computer

information   Information
If you allow Remote Desktop Connections to your (host) computer, then this will show you how to allow or prevent all Remote Desktop Connection clients from being able to automatically log on (Remember my credentials) to your (host) Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 computer.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this tutorial.

Note   Note
  • If this is set to be allowed on your (host) computer, then a RDC client will be able to be set to automatically log on (Remember my credentials) to your (host) computer.
  • If this is set to be prevented on your (host) computer, then a RDC client will not be able to be set to automatically log on (Remember my credentials) to your (host) computer, and will always be prompted to enter their log on credentials before being allowed to log on to your (host) computer.
warning   Warning
While all editions of Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 can be a remote desktop client...
  • Only the Vista Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions can host a remote desktop connection.
  • Only the Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions can host a remote desktop connection.
  • Only the Windows 8 Pro and Enterprise editions can host a remote desktop connection.

EXAMPLE: Remote Desktop Connection Clients Prevented and Must Always Enter Password
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OPTION ONE
Using a REG File Download
1. To Allow Automatic Log On from RDC Clients
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Allow_Automatic_Logon_from_RDC_Clients..reg
download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Prevent Automatic Log On from RDC Clients
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Prevent_Automatic_Logon_from_RDC_Clients..reg
download
3. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

6. Click on Run, Continue (UAC-Vista) or Yes (UAC-Windows 7), Yes, and OK when prompted.

7.When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



OPTION TWO
Through the Local Group Policy Editor
1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

2. In the left pane, click on the arrow to expand Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Remote Desktop Services, Remote Desktop Session Host, and on Security. (see screenshot below)
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3. In the right pane of Security, right click on Always prompt for password upon connection and click on Edit. (see screenshot above)

4. To Allow Automatic Log On from RDC Clients
A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Disabled. (see screenshot below step 6)
NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.
B) Go to step 6.
5. To Prevent Automatic Log On from RDC Clients
A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below step 6)
6. Click on OK. (See screenshot below)
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7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor. (see screenshot below step 2)
That's it,
Shawn



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27 Sep 2011   #1
cptsianios

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

i tried it but nothing happen


My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Sep 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Sianios,

This tutorial only allows or prevents the ability of users to automatically log on (Remember my credentials) to your computer. For them to actually automatically log on to your computer, they would need to do the tutorial below instead if allowed by you in this one.

Remote Desktop Connection Automatic Log On - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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