My last trip to Windowsupdate resulted in Remote Desktop Connection version 6. For those of you not familiar with this tool, it basically lets you remote control other desktops or servers from your computer using Microsoft RDP or Remote Desktop Protocol. To my dismay, I discovered that the updated RDC added an initial authentication prompt BEFORE allowing me to establish a connection (it didn’t do this in version 5). Further adding headaches, the initial authentication credentials could neither be saved, nor were they passed to the destination host. Read on to find a fix.
- Edit c:Documents and SettingsusernameMy DocumentsDefault.rdp with Notepad or VI
- Add the following 2 lines to the top of the file:
prompt for credentials:i:0
- Save & close the file.
That’s it. No more passing of the RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) initial credentials.