Sometimes it may be necessary that you establish a RDP connection first and then enter your credentials. This can come in handy when you have to change your password on the domain but you do not have access to a physical client. Or you have an additional MFA / credential provider setting in the login process and you want to show that in a demo.
- On more recent Windows Versions you have to change a value in the registry
Change “SecurityLayer” to 0
- Furthermore it may be required that you disable NLA
- The most important setting is: Create a RDP file and edit it with Notepad. Append the following line to the file
- After that, the RDP connection should be established and you should see the Windows Sign-On Screen as you would on a physical PC.