How to Save Password in a Remote Desktop Connection on Windows 8
Nothing else can be more convenient than to log onto a remote desktop connection, without typing the password every time! The concept of remote desktop has been there for decades and as a security check, you are required to enter the password, every time you want to start a session. However, now with the Saved Password option on remote desktop connection in Windows 8 available, it has become fairly faster to start a session without providing the password every time.
Before we begin with the tips to save password in a remote desktop connection on Windows 8, there are a couple of things you should keep in mind –
- Make sure your computer and the computer you are trying to access are connected within the same network.
- Keep in mind the number of remote computers that you would like to access, think for separate password for each remote desktop.
Keeping in mind the above two points, let’s show you the steps to save password in a remote desktop connection on Windows 8–
- Click on the ‘Start’ button; look for the Search box and type “Remote Desktop Connection”.
- Look for Remote Desktop Connection in the list of searched items, click on it.
- After the Remote Desktop Connection window is open, type the name of remote computer that you want to access in the ‘Computer’ field and click ‘Connect’.
- Then this message will appear on your screen - ‘You will be asked for credentials when you connect’. Type the username; check the option ‘Allow me to save credentials’.
- Click on the ‘Save As’ button to save the desired settings in a dedicated RDP file; prefer to save it on your desktop.
- Click the ‘Connect’ button.
- Windows Security popup will appear on the screen asking for password. Type your password and check the box ‘Remember my credentials’ before you click ‘ok’.
Hereafter, whenever you will try to connect to that particular computer, your saved credentials will be used automatically. If you wish to edit or delete your saved credentials at any point in time, right click on your RDP file that you saved on your desktop and click Edit or Delete, as per your requirement. Wasn’t this easy?