RDP without credential prompt

July 23, 2012 at 01:00:44
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 x64
Hey everyone,

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate and have a question about RDP.
RDP has been configured and is working properly, both on LAN and WAN.

My question is:
Sometimes, I use RDP from public computers. I get a little paranoid over entering my credentials as Windows does save the username (and not the password, unless specified to).
I was wondering if there's any option to connect to my computer and enter my credentials within Windows log-on screen?

I know of a setting stored in the Local Security Policy console, stating: "Interactive logon: Do not display last user name", which basically forces a user to enter his or hers username and password during logon (like so). That way, there's no need to enter credentials in the Remote Desktop app and all that is saved is the hostname.

Is this possible?
Thanks!

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#1
July 23, 2012 at 08:58:53
Kind of a lot going on here.

mstsc.exe is a common program that runs rdp on a client. You can also use other clients like ones on a usb. See portableapps.com for one from 2x and maybe others.

There are also other ways to connect. A tunnel to your system. Not sure what you have available on these non-secure systems.

Other choices are live cd/usb deals that have a vpn/rdp/tunnel on them.

It is supposed to be possible to authenticate by a certificate. I have never performed that. Guess I need to try it once. You'd keep a certificate on a usb to use.

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#2
July 26, 2012 at 23:37:29
Not a bad idea. Thanks!

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