For those of you still using the old RDP application, doing the following helps:
Enable RDP security layer in Group Policy on the machine:
- Verify that the firewall allows remote desktop connections with RDP
- Click Start>Run Type gpedid.msc and click "OK"
- The Group Policy Editor will open In the left hand side bar, expand
Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>Windows Components>Remote Desktop Services>Remote Dekstop Session Host
- Select Security Change Require use of specific security layer for remote desktop (RDP) connection" to Enabled and select RDP in the Options pane.
- Change Require user authentication for remote connections by using Network Level Authentication to Disabled.
- Close Group Policy Editor and reboot the machine for changes to take effect.
I don't know if this is an unsecured way of doing it but for my home network I did not mind changing the settings. I got the above from here.
I was using the new RDP client and it was working well until a recent update happened and it lost all my connections. More annoyingly it does not store the connections I create and shows a "new features popup" every time I open the app though it is not new anymore. Until I fix this issue, I'll be using the old client.