How to allow saved credentials for RDP connection

Remote Desktop Protocol or just RDP is a special network protocol that allows a user to establish a connection between two computers and access the Desktop of a remote host. See the following guide on how to remove saved RDP credentials entries in Windows 10 and How to remove RDP connection entries.

For other topics on RDP, see the following hyperlinks below
– How to prevent the saving of Remote Desktop Credentials in Windows.
– Remote Desktop can not find the computer FQDN and this might mean that FQDN does not belong to the specified network.
– How to disconnect a Remote Desktop User.

Note: Any edition of Windows 10 can connect to a Remote Desktop device, but to ensure a device is able to establish a remote session, you need to be running Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise Edition.

Follow the steps below to achieve this

– Type in the username,
– Check the option “Allow me to save credentials “, and
– Click Save As… button to save this setting in a dedicated RDP file

– This name can be changed to whatever you desire.

On the saved RDP client, type in your credentials, and make sure the option “Remember my credentials” is ticked before hitting that OK button.

Note: If the “Remember my credentials” my credential is not ticked, the goal will not be achieved.

Where is this credential saved to? Basically, the saved passwords are saved under what’s called the Credential Manager, aka the Vault, in each user’s profile, and are encrypted with the SHA has with the user’s login password.

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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