Prompt for credentials on the client computer

This policy setting determines whether a user will be prompted on the client computer to provide credentials for a remote connection to an RD Session Host server.

If you enable this policy setting, a user will be prompted on the client computer-instead of on the RD Session Host server-to provide credentials for a remote connection to an RD Session Host server. If saved credentials for the user are available on the client computer, the user will not be prompted to provide credentials.

Note: If you enable this policy setting and a user is prompted on both the client computer and on the RD Session Host server to provide credentials, go to the Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration tool on the RD Session Host server, and in the Properties dialog box for the connection, clear the "Always prompt for password" check box on the Log on Settings tab.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the version of the operating system on the RD Session Host server will determine when a user is prompted to provide credentials for a remote connection to an RD Session Host server. For Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003, a user will be prompted on the terminal server to provide credentials for a remote connection. For Windows Server 2008, a user will be prompted on the client computer to provide credentials for a remote connection.


Supported on: At least Windows Vista with Service Pack 1
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
Value NamePromptForCredsOnClient
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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