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Forgotten Remote Desktop Credentials for Server 2008 / Server 2008 R2


If you’re like me, you use RDP all of the time and you’ve probably got tons of RDP icons with the passwords saved in each one so that you can quickly bounce into all of the servers that you are managing.

If you’ve upgraded to Windows 7 as your workstation OS, you’ve probably also noticed that those RDP connections are now no longer remembering your passwords for connections that connect to Windows Server 2008 or Server 2008 R2.

Here is how you can resolve this problem:

1. Click on Start, and then in the search bar type: gpedit.msc


2. Expand Computer Configuration, Expand Administrative Templates, Expand System, Expand Credentials Delegation.


3. Double Click on “Allow Delegating Default Credentials with NTLM-only Server Authentication“.


4. Click the “Show…” button, Enter the following: TERMSRV/*


5. Click OK, to close the Show Contents Window, Click OK again to close the next window.

6. Click on Start, and then in the search bar type: GPUPDATE

You’ll now be able to save credentials into RDP connections for Server 2008 / 2008 R2 connections.