How to disable “Allow me to save credentials” Remote Desktop Connection

What if it’s grayed out for me and I want to enable ‘Allow me to save credentials’.

Yes, it could be a possible solution.
Or let me Google that for you.

Please note that I only tell you how to set this in one way, and that it may be that this is disabled by other configuration, eg a registry key.


Why would I disable ‘Allow me to save credentials’ in the first place?

You may want to do this so that the credentials are not stored on the client.
For example, suppose more users use 1 logged-in PC in a shop, then you don’t want the credentials to be cached for someone else to use.


Let’s grey out ‘Allow me to save credentials’ in Remote Desktop Connection.

Preparation

The tutorial is with screenshots of Windows 7, but it works basically the same on Windows 10 .. If you want to know more about this, go to the next paragraph.

For the system administrators among us, you can follow the same steps in a Group Policy Object to set this up for everyone at once.


Tutorial

Go to start and search for gpedit.msc.

How to disable “Allow me to save credentials” Remote Desktop Connection
How to disable “Allow me to save credentials” Remote Desktop Connection.

Gpedit will now be opened.
Scroll (or click through) to the next location.

  1. User Configuration
  2. Administrative Templates
  3. Windows Components
  4. Remote Desktop Services
  5. choose the option Remote Desktop Connection Client in the left side pane of the Group Policy editor.
How to disable “Allow me to save credentials” Remote Desktop Connection
How to disable “Allow me to save credentials” Remote Desktop Connection.

Double click Do not allow passwords to be saved and set this option to enabled.

How to disable “Allow me to save credentials” Remote Desktop Connection
How to disable “Allow me to save credentials” Remote Desktop Connection.

Restart your device so that the setting becomes active.


So what’s up with the Windows 7 screenshots?

The post dates from March 13, 2015, because it is one of my worst blog posts SEO-wise. I reviewed the post and completely changed the content.
Although I doubt that there are really people googling this, I think it’s a shame to throw the post away.

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Bas Wijdenes

My name is Bas Wijdenes and I work full-time as a Services Engineer. In my spare time I write about the error messages that I encounter during my work. Furthermore, I am currently occupied with Office 365, Azure infrastructure, and PowerShell for automating daily tasks.

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