Opening an RDP connection using current logon credentials.



Is there anyway to open an RDP connection to a terminal server without having
to prompt the user for a username and password OR having to enter it in the
RDP connection and saving it. The reason I ask is that our users are
required to change their passwords every 30 days. If the RDP connection is
set up with their username and password then after they change it the
connections will have to be updated to reflect the password change. For
users that are automatically connected to the terminal server at logon this
is extremely cumbersome because an administrator is required to edit their
RDP connection as it is not available to them in the start menu or on their
desktop. I would like to know if it is possible to open an RDP connection to
a terminal server using the credentials of the user that is currently logged
onto the machine.


Vera Noest [MVP]

Not with native Windows TS.
Citrix supports this feature, which is called "Pass-through
Vera Noest
MCSE, CCEA, Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
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My question is why not?

This is a badly needed feature that is hindering our use of Terminal
Services. We are wanting to move from Citrix and that missing feature has
stoped our migration.

You already do it with shares and websites and SQL server. It drives me
nuts that mstsc is missing it.

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