Store Credentials in Remote Desktop Client

Follow me I have been facing this issue since long, Its with the Remote desktop client I use to connect to terminal server. Despite of me putting the check to remember password, it still repeatedly prompts for the credentials. This time I decided to fix the issue, hope this helps you as well The solution is really simple. Follow the steps below- 1. Open the CMD Prompt. 2. Type “gpedit.msc”, hit enter to open the local group policy editor, you can also do same from domain policies if the PC/Server is part of domain. 3. Navigate to- Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Ceredentials Delegation 4. Open the policy setting “Allow Saved Credentials with NTLM-only Server Authentication” (or “Allow Delegating Saved Credentials with NTLM-only Server Authentication”) 5. Click Enabled and click on “show” 6. Enter the server where we need to connect to with the stored credentials. Wildcard can be used so choose “TERMSRV/*” . 7. Close the screen and run “gpupdate”. After following the above steps, if it still requests for credentials then please reboot you PC. For any further assistance, feel free to start a new thread on our forum. Follow...

Introduction to Active directory Group Policy

Follow me It wouldn’t be entirely incorrect to suggest that group policy is one of the most prominent feature because of which all these Big corporations invest millions in deploying and maintaining Active Directory infrastructure. And why not, The level of control it provides over the domain clients, its highly inconvenient or rather impossible to do that Manually. I have been working with Active directory for over 9 years and during this time, I have had a lot of exposure with group policies or rather troubleshooting Group Policies, so I decided to sum as much as possible in this article. This is going to be a multipart series where I am going to start from basics technical of group policies, then explain how exactly the group policy works and finally troubleshooting Group policies. Part 1 : Basics of Group Policy Lets get started with this very basic question here, What is Group Policy ? Group Policy are a kind of settings object which one can define in Active directory (on local PC as well but we will talk about that later), Multiple settings can be specified  in a single object and what ever users and computers this policy is applied upon or rather fall with in the scope of this object, they all have to abide by the settings defined in that Group Policy Object (GPO). Now before we speak about the Scope, Settings, Filtering etc of a GPO, lets talk just establish some facts about GPO’s Facts about Group Policy objects Every GPO is named as a Guid (Global Unique Identifier) in Active Directory (AD). Nothing special about this fact...

Disable Remote Desktop Easy Print Driver

Disable Remote Desktop Easy Print Driver: A very common situation we’ve seen when we use Remote Desktop Services, and try to print to a Local Printer, the results are not aligned, gibberish, etc. In most of the cases, the reason is the printer driver used by the remote desktop services to accomplish the print job. By default, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2012 are equipped with Remote Desktop Easy Print Drivers. When the printer is redirected, it used the default RDEP Drivers to map the printer. This driver supports variety of printers. Also, allows you to printer in most of the cases. However, in situation like above, you may want to disable Remote Desktop Easy Print Driver. If you do not want to use the RDEP drivers on the remote desktop, there are multiple ways to accomplish the task, like disabling Remote Desktop Easy Print from Group Policy. For: Server 2008, Server 2012, or by installing the required drivers on the Remote Desktop Server. Location to Group Policy: Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Terminal Services\Terminal Server\Printer Redirection Edit the following group policy objects to make Easy printing as the second priority. Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Terminal Services\Terminal Server\Printer Redirection\Use Terminal Services Easy Print printer driver first – Disable User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Terminal Services\Terminal Server\Printer Redirection\Use Terminal Services Easy Print printer driver first – Disable You have to do this on all remote desktop host servers if you have a farm. This will make Easy printer driver use as the second option, it will not going to disable easy printing. Alternate way to avoid the use of Remote Desktop Easy Print Driver: To my experience,...

Mapping Network Drive via Group Policy Preferences

Objective: Mapping Network Drive via Group Policy Preferences – Troubleshooting Problem: We ran into a strange issue today, We had approx. 10 drives mapped using Group Policy preferences out of them on some of the users only 5-6 drives were getting mapped and not the other.  In addition to that we were seeing some drives with the same drive letter as our’s mapped drives but they were going to some different locations. In this article, we are primarily going to explain what we did to fix the issue but also going to describe trouble shooting GPP  Our Environment It consisted of 2 windows 2008 R2 DC’s and multiple windows 7 clients and a windows 2008R 2 Terminal server. Troubleshooting: Logged in with use on TS as well as his how PC, same network drive got mapped everywhere but  the drive we wanted was missing Validated the AD replication is working good between DC’s Validated File replication between domain controllers is fine Took RSOP on the PC as well as TS, found the policy for map drive is being applied successfully. Under RSOP , I could see the settings for GPP, so decided to enable userenv log (from XP) called as Gpsvc.log in Windows 7 using the following procedure Logon to the Windows 7 Computer as local administrator Save the below few lines as .reg file and execute it on the Windows 7 computer. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Diagnostics] “GPSvcDebugLevel”=dword:00030002 PS: You will need to create Diagnostics key, if not there by default. For more details step-by-step instructions, click here. Now time to restart your Windows 7 PC to make changes come into...