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username in RDP file not honored in Windows Server 2003

Posted on 2011-02-22
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This  a follow up to a previous Question that was resolved successfully. I have a RDP file that works perfectly from my local desktop (Windows XP, RDP client 6.1). This was to figure out how to do implement my use case. Now I need to run this on a Windows Server 2003 with RDP client 6.0.

If I store the credentials manually (using the checkbox in the rdp client) I can connect now without being prompted for a username and password. This is not the solution for my problem. I need to be able to provide username and password from a script or through the rdp file (preferred option).

Any ideas, besides upgrading somehow to RDP client 6.1?
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This post might be of some use in regards to the password part, the username can simply be edited into an rdp file using notepad.

http://www.petri.co.il/forums/showthread.php?t=25204
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@MojoTech: The issue is not on how to put the password into the file. The actual problem is, that if I provide an RDP 6.0 client that the password and username in the rdp file will be ignored. So the actual issue is: How do I provide (hopefully in a script-able way) the username and password for an RDP 6.0 client to automatically log in to another machine.
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Afaik you can't, the built in security prevent this. You can see it first hand by trying to copy a rdp file with saved settings and seeing it lose the saved username/pword.
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