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Published on 06.17.09 by Brent Trahan

Remove Ability to Save Remote Desktop Passwords

Learn how to not allow Remote Desktop to save passwords in Windows 7.

Controls whether a user can save passwords using Remote Desktop Connection.

If you enable this setting the credential saving checkbox in Remote Desktop Connection will be disabled and users will no longer be able to save passwords. When a user opens an RDP file using Remote Desktop Connection and saves his settings, any password that previously existed in the RDP file will be deleted.

If you disable this setting or leave it not configured, the user will be able to save passwords using Remote Desktop Connection.

Don’t Allow Remote Desktop Passwords to be Saved

  1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

    Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Remote Desktop Services, and then select Remote Desktop Connection Client in the left column of the Group Policy editor.


  3. Double-click Do not allow passwords to be saved in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.


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  1. pedro says:

    And how do you make this change if your windows version does not include gpedit (Windows 7 Home Premium).

  2. Litbea says:

    Great information, but how to change the configuration in the accessed PC to not ask every time for the password?

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