Allowing RDP remote passwords in Windows 10 in 2021

If you use saved passwords in your .rdp files on Windows, or from the command line on Linux, you may find yourself being prompted for a password anyway, after the latest updates. The option to allow this still exists, however, and can be found by running gpedit.msc (from the Run box, Win+R) and heading over to Local Computer Policy => Computer Configuration => Administrative Templates => Windows Components => Remote Desktop Services => Remote Desktop Session Host => Security.

What you’ll want to do is set “Always prompt for a password upon connection” to “Disabled“, as such:

Happy remoting.

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