Logon to Remote/Terminal Server automatically.

Enable auto logon in Remote Desktop Connection Manager

If you tired of entering password all the time when you take RDP of any terminal server/system, I have found a solution for that.

May be many articles have been explained about it but I personally tried and got a success to logon to terminal server automatically.

With the help of Credential Manager we can accomplish it.

Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Credential Manager or Start>Run>control /name Microsoft.CredentialManager

Note:In Windows Server 2012 go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Credential Manager\Windows credentials why because windows server 2012 has Web credentials tab along with Windows credentials tab.


Choose option “Add a generic credential”, enter the remote server/system details and credentials.


Once you entered above details, credentials will saved under “Generic Credentials”. Refer below snap-shot to know more.


Once you finished above task. Open RDP console with the help of “mstsc” and enter the remote server/system name( in my case I use “term sevrer1”). It will log you on automatically without asking credentials.


 Precautions should be taken before trying above Steps:

  • Make sure to enter correct credential details.
  • If login not allow one or two times, there may be password wrong, so chance of getting account lockout act carefully in such scenarios.
  • Some companies set password policies to change password after 45/90 days. So go to generic credentials and edit password, by selecting edit tab in generic credentials option.


Article applies to:- Windows server 2012, Windows 2008/2008R2, Windows 7

Technet Reference:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh994565.aspx

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