Client Computer Asks for Credentials to be Remoted Into RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I have a client PC which is properly connected to a HostedNetwork so that I can RD into it. On that client PC there are no login requirements and the PC is setup to allow remoting into it. Hoever, when I try to remote into it I am asked to provide credentials which I don't have. It won't accept the user name associated with that computer and requires a password with it. What am I doing wrong?


    Thursday, September 21, 2017 11:22 PM

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  • Hi,

    By default, Windows will not allow the logon over a network with a blank password. There is a KB article that details how to allow blank passwords for network logons.

    You can disable blank password restrictions by using a policy. To locate and change this policy:

    1. Click Start, point to Run, type gpedit.msc, and then click OK to start the Group Policy Editor.
    2. Open Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only.
    3. Double-click Limit local account use of blank passwords to consol logon only.
    4. Click Disabled, and then click OK.
    5. Quit Group Policy Editor.

    NOTE: By default, this policy is on (enabled).

    Under the cover, in Registry, this is controlled by


    Therefore, alternatively, this can be achieved by directly setting LimitBlankPasswordUse to 0. Setting it to 1 will restore the default behavior.

    The question that you asked is more suited to RDP forum. If you need further assistance for this issue. There you can get more effective and appropriate suggestions by experts familiar with this topic. Your understanding is appreciated.


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    Monday, September 25, 2017 7:54 AM