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I'm trying to connect to a Windows 7 system through rdesktop, and at the windows login I get wrong username and/or wrong password. I'm sure it's the right password.

It was working before.

I can login with another account through rdesktop.

What can be wrong here?

EDIT: I've tried to add the user to the remote desktop group.

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  • is the machine connected to a domain? How are you expressing your login credentials?
    – Colyn1337
    May 1 '14 at 12:52
  • @Colyn1337 No, sorry I don't know what a domain is. It's not connected to anything, just has a hostname. May 1 '14 at 13:06
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Couple of potential things...

Could be the domain name - if you are signing onto a machine local account (local on the machine you are RDPing to), try using the machine name and a backslash before the username (eg computername\username). If a domain account, try using dokmain\username

Could be that the user is not authorised for remote logon. Try adding the user to the remote desktop users group for that machine.

Ben

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If you had changed the Username. The folder under C:/Users does not get renamed. So when connecting using Remote Desktop use the username which is present in C:/Users. It works. :)

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    Worked for me after all the usual suspects didn't.
    – Leo
    Aug 13 '17 at 11:18
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try this

  • Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Administrative Tools and under Computer Management check the user you created is the member of Remote Desktop Users and
  • from my own experience , Change the password
  • unheck the box "User must change password at next login" and check the box "password never expire"

  • finally try comparing the two accounts if the above doesnot work .

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I changed the password and I was able to log on. Don't know what was wrong but maybe I find out one day :-)

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If it doesn't work try this: 1. create new user account (password and etc.) on a target computer, 2. add him to Administrator group (or Remote Desktop Users), I have tested it being him in Administrator group, 3. Connect through RDP with new user name and password. It works for me.

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Open file explorer and user folder. Somehow, folder name are different from user name like HOME. Use this folder name instead of Account name when use remote desktop.

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