Today I had an issue with Microsoft Remote Desktop not saving my username and password. The server I was connecting to is something I use frequently. Typing the username and password over and over again was becoming a pain. It was especially annoying that my system would not save the credentials. Well within Group Policy, you can change the settings to save the username and passwords to it will auto log in when you click the icon. Here is how.
- Hold the Windows Key and press “R” to bring up the Windows Run dialog.
- Type “gpedit.msc“, then press “Enter“.
- Select “Local Computer Policy” > “Computer Configuration” > “Administrative Templates” > “System” >”Credentials Delegation“.
- Double-click the policy “Allow Delegating Default Credentials with NTLM-only Server Authentication“.
- Set the policy to “Enabled”.
- Select the “Show…” button.
- Type “TERMSRV/*” in the “Add servers to the list” box.
- Click “OK“, then “OK” again.
- Repeat steps 4 through 8 for the following policies:
- Allow Delegating Default Credentials
- Allow Delegating Saved Credentials with NTLM-only Server Authentication
- Allow Delegating Saved Credentials
Once these policies have been set, the username and password should now save in RDP.