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Greeting, I have a PC with Windows 7 home edition. As known, Windows 7 home edition has no Group Policy setting option. I want to disable saving password and user name option in Remote desktop connection and I know how to do it with gpedit.msc but now without having this option how can I disable saving password and user name option in Remote desktop connection?

by the way, I'm using rdp file to connect. Please advice.


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closed as off topic by RobM, Greg Askew, Jacob, Iain, Wesley Dec 27 '11 at 0:16

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Greetings. As known, all GPO Policies are really just registry settings, so the effects of GPO can be replicated by manipulating the registry. With some time an effort you can even open the adm and admx files in a text editor and read the exact keys for any particular GPO setting you'd like to replicate. – Chris S Dec 27 '11 at 13:47
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Not sure if this works on the home edition, but this is what the policy effectively does:

  1. Open regedit

  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services

  3. Create or edit a DWORD named DisablePasswordSaving and set the value to 1 (any non-zero value should do)

If you just want to apply this to a single user and not for all users, make this change to the same key in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER hive instead of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

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Or edit the Group Policy – vladr Nov 26 '13 at 14:50
@vladr The question begs for a non-GPO solution, thus "this is what the policy effectively does:" – Mathias R. Jessen Nov 26 '13 at 15:59

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