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In previous versions of the remote desktop client there were methods of passing in the password through various methods. Has anybody found a good method using the latest remote desktop client? I'm aware of LaunchRDP but that doesn't meet our needs.

Perhaps somebody knows the algorithm so I can dynamically assemble RDP connection files?

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I still have connection files with saved passwords that were saved and they still work.

The .rdp format is actually fairly decently documented, see these:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885187

http://asptutorials.net/windows/remote-desktop-connection-rdp-files/

Some documentation about the password hashses is at:

http://www.remkoweijnen.nl/blog/2007/10/18/how-rdp-passwords-are-encrypted/

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Yes, but that's not what I'm asking. I need to be able to dynamically assemble rdp connection files via a script. –  Will Aug 4 '09 at 1:37
    
Thank you for your help, but neither of these articles help. What I'm looking for is to how to generate the password hash that is used in the RDP files on the fly OR launch remote desktop with the password through command line options. –  Will Aug 4 '09 at 11:27

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