Solved

Can remote users RDP without a domain name?

Posted on 2013-12-20
3
1,698 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-02
We have hundreds of clients who utilize RDP to connect to a Server 2003 machine.  Over the years, these users have been setup with just their username in the RDP file.  I have configured a small 2008 R2 RDP farm with 2 session hosts and a session broker.  Everything works perfectly except for the fact that unless the domain is specified in the username box, users will not be able to login.  I have tried options such as the group policy setting for default domain as well as the registry entry on each server.  This now allows my domain connected computer to login without a specified domain but if I test from an outside computer that has never been connected to the domain, it will not allow me to login unless I specify domain name.  Has anyone run into this before and are there any other options I have missed?  We're trying to avoid having to call each client and change their RDP file.  Thank you.r
0
Comment
Question by:completepayroll
3 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:Pramod Ubhe
ID: 39731656
not sure how your infrastructure is setup but have you tried domain\user wherever user details are saved?
0
 

Author Comment

by:completepayroll
ID: 39731673
domain\user works.  but we have hundreds of clients who have RDP files saved to their desktop with just user.  we're hoping to avoid having to change them all.  these are all clients who have their own computers, not part of our own domain.
0
 
LVL 68

Accepted Solution

by:
Qlemo earned 500 total points
ID: 39731685
It wouldn't be an issue if the RDP servers were DCs. The default if no domain is provided is to use the computername, and that means local authentication, not domain. Since a DC doesn't have (accessible) local accounts, it falls back to domain login - and that eventually works.

I don't think you can change that on the server side.
0

Featured Post

Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

Join & Write a Comment

In this article, I'll explain how to setup a Plex Media Server (https://plex.tv/) on a Redhat (Centos) 7 based NAS with screenshots to help those looking for assistance.  What is Plex? If you aren't familiar with Plex, it’s a DLNA media serv…
Like many organizations, your foray into cloud computing may have started with an ancillary or security service, like email spam and virus protection. For some, the first or second step into the cloud was moving email off-premise. For others, a clou…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to configure their installation of BackupExec 2012 to use network shared disk space. Verify that the path to the shared storage is valid and that data can be written to that location:…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…

757 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now