Remote Desktop secured by default?

Posted on 2006-03-30
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
I use remote desktop between two Windows XP Pro SP2 computers... I read somewhere that the connection is encrypted by 56bits by default... is this true?

If not, how do I enable strong encryption so the session is encrypted as well as the login process?

I laready disabled "remember last username" feature to improve security...

Thank you!
Question by:loyaliser
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    According to Microsoft support web site Remote Desktop uses 128 bit encryption by default on XP and 2003. However, I would go ahead and use high encryption setting and other advices listed here:

    For info about Remote Desktop security from MS:;en-us;275727&FR=1&PA=1&SD=HSCH

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