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How to prevent the saving of Remote Desktop Credentials in Windows

It is worth noting that you do not have to do anything for Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) to have your credentials saved. This is done by default. This can have some security implications when a lot of users utilize a single device.

For other topics on RDP, see the following hyperlinks below
– How to allow saved credentials for RDP connection.
– How to remove saved RDP credentials entries in Windows 10.
– https://techdirectarchive.com/2020/03/17/how-to-remove-entries-histories-from-the-remote-desktop-connection/
– 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.
– 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.

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.
          – 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 https://techdirectarchive.com/2020/02/26/all-about-gpupdate-switches-gpupdate-vs-gpupdate-force/

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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