FIXED – RDP Requires Authentication Twice

Recently I had an issue where RDP to new Windows Server 2012 R2 machines required login – twice.   Saved credentials in RDP Manager were being passed, but the target machine required a second login.  Annoying and different than other servers I manage.


  1. Run “GPEDIT.MSC”
  2. Browse to “Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Security
  3. Modify the “Always prompt for password upon connection” setting to “Disabled
  4. Log out and log in
  5. Should accept saved credentials now




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