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Clearing cached RDP credentials?

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  • We're using the release candidate RDP 6.1 client for Windows XP to connect to our RTM Windows Server 2008 TS environment. Clients login to TS Web Access to run Remote Applications through our TS Gateway Servers to the Win2k8 Application Server farm.

     

    The large majority of our 1000+ workstations are shared workstations where one user logs in locally using a common account and then several people may use that workstation at different times of the day. The workstations are not members of our Active Directory.

     

    Despite our instructions, we're running into cases where people have checked the box to save their username/password for the Remote Application connection. Once they realize that anyone else using that workstation can now access their Outlook e-mail, they want to disable the cached username/password info.

     

    I've tried deleting keys from HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Services Client\Servers, but it doesn't help.

     

    Also tried looking for a cache in C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\ Nothing there seems to help either.

     

    Anyone know how to programitically clear out these saved credentials once they're buried in the computer?

    Wednesday, April 30, 2008 6:25 PM

Answers

  • When credentials are saved, if you launch RDC Client, it will have links for edit/delete the saved credentials. You can use that to delete your saved credentials.

     

    Thanks,

    Vikash

    Thursday, May 01, 2008 3:31 AM
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  • When credentials are saved, if you launch RDC Client, it will have links for edit/delete the saved credentials. You can use that to delete your saved credentials.

     

    Thanks,

    Vikash

    Thursday, May 01, 2008 3:31 AM
    Moderator
  • You can also delete the credentials from the Vista credential manager from Start->Control Panel->User Accounts->User Accounts->Manage network passwords (on the left).

     

    • Proposed as answer by Eric-Higgins Monday, September 17, 2012 6:10 PM
    Thursday, May 01, 2008 5:02 PM
    Owner
  • If the server's authentication policy doesn't allow saved credentials, is there any way around it?
    Monday, September 20, 2010 11:47 PM