Prevent the Saving of RDP Credentials in Windows 10

By default, Windows allows users to save their passwords for RDP connections. When this setting is enabled for Remote Desktop Connection, users will no longer be able to save passwords. When a user opens an RDP file using Remote Desktop Connection and saves his settings, any password that previously existed in the RDP file will be deleted. Here is how to Prevent users from saving RDP Credentials on Windows 11. In this article, I will show you how to prevent the Saving of RDP Credentials in Windows 10. Please see

This can have some security implications when a lot of users utilize a single device. For other topics on RDP, see the following hyperlinks. How to allow saved credentials for RDP connection, how to remove saved RDP credentials entries in Windows 10, how to remove histor entries from RDP, 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, and how to resolve we could not connect to the remote PC with error code 0x204 and make sure the PC is turned on and connected to the network.

Disable the Saving of Remote Desktop Connection Passwords

Below are the steps to disable Remote Desktop Connection Credentials. To achieve this, launch the gpedit.msc from the command prompt, run or Windows search “gpedit.msc

Navigate to the following location below.
          – User Configuration
          – Administrative Templates
         – Windows Components
          – Remote Desktop Services

On the “Remote Desktop Connection Client” under Remote Desktop Services as shown below

In the Setting list on the right, double-click on the “Do not allow passwords to be saved” setting.

Note: This can also be done via the Group Policy Management console for Domain Devices centrally.

To ensure this applies immediately, run GPUpdate. For more information on GPO switches, see all about GPUpdate switches – GPUpdate vs GPUpdate /force. Please see how to fix Remote Desktop cannot find the computer this in the specified network: Verify the computer name and domain that you are trying to connect, and how to change the default RDP port in Windows.

I hope you found this blog post helpful on how to Prevent the Saving of RDP Credentials in Windows 10. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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