Connecting to Remote Desktops via RDP in a Different Domain and Saving Credentials

So, I’m mainly posting this so I remember it and don’t have to go look it up again the next time I run into this…but if you are here checking this out…maybe this helps you too. 🙂

Here’s my problem.  I have a lab I log into once I establish a VPN connection to the corporate network.  I made up a domain for my lab so it’s not part of the current domain my computer is joined to – or any trusted domain.  So, every time I log in I’m prompted for credentials even though I’ve checked the box to save credentials.

I just want to click on the RDP link and have it login without me typing the password every time…

Easy enough.

Start local group policy editor, start – run – gpedit.msc
Go to Local Computer Policy –> Computer Configuration –> Administrative Templates –> System –> Credentials Delegation

On every one of the policies that I have ‘enabled’ below, you’ll want to enter the following:



Once your finished – run ‘gupdate /force’ to refresh the policy.  You can now login…WITHOUT typing in the password every time!!

Comments (2)

  1. Does this work even when you get the following error message?

    Your system administrator does not allow the use of saved credentials to log on to the remote computer…

  2. Ken says:

    no, it won't.  your administrator has applied a domain level group policy object and that has disabled your ability to change that locally.

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