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Im trying to use RDP and save my credentials in a file so I dont have to entire it each time I connect.

I remember doing it before and it involved changing a group policy setting. What exactly do I need to change in Group Policy within Windows 7 in the host & client machines to accomplish this?


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Open the Group Policy editor (Start > Run > gpedit.msc) and navigate to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Remote Desktop Services -> Remote Desktop Connection Client

For value Do not allow passwords to be saved, change to Disabled.

When connecting to a machine in Remote Desktop Connector, expand the Options panel and confirm that Allow me to save credentials is checked.

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Thanks Neil - I actually found a more comprehensive solution linked on my own answer. – barfoon May 12 '10 at 12:39

Actually found a link ( that solved this problem:

  1. Hit Start –> Run and type "gpedit.msc".
  2. Navigate to Local Computer Policy –> Computer Configuration –> Administrative Templates –> System –> Credentials Delegation.
  3. Double click the policy "Allow Delegating Default Credentials with NTLM-only Server Authentication".
  4. Set the policy to “Enabled”.
  5. Click the Show button and enter the string “TERMSRV/*” into the list. You can also be more specific here in case you don’t want to allow the use of saved credentials with all remote machines but rather just a select few.
  6. Click OK twice to close the policy. Repeat steps 3–6 for the following policies:
    1. "Allow Delegating Default Credentials"
    2. "Allow Delegating Saved Credentials with NTLM-only Server Authentication"
    3. "Allow Delegating Saved Credentials"
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+1 As it is links to a very comprehensive answer. This is the kind of answer that should be redone on SuperUser. It is, after all, supposed to be a cross between a forum and a Wiki – Ian Boyd Sep 9 '10 at 17:06
@IanBoyd: The recommendation is to make a Community Wiki post with a link to the original content. This is especially helpful when both the original posts have gone dead. – Guvante Jan 2 '13 at 23:55
@Guvante And now that the link has gone dead; the useful answer is lost forever. – Ian Boyd Jan 3 '13 at 14:38
This worked for me. Thanks much! – steampowered Oct 1 '14 at 13:47

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