Can you save remote desktop connections to log in to different user accounts?
June 30, 2009 12:36 PM Subscribe
Is it possible (in Windows Vista Ultimate) to save remote desktop connections to the same computer but for different users? i.e. have icons in my quick launch menu which log me in with a click to user1 or user2?
posted by Mokusatsu to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have a computer which is used for several specific purposes, accessed only by remote desktop (i.e. it sits in a back room and is rarely used in person).
I want to be able to quickly access each of the individual accounts by saving an RDP file and then shortcutting to that from my quick launch bar.
So I enter the credentials for user1 and "save as" the RDP file as username1.rdp and drag it onto the quick launch bar.
Clicking on this RDP logs me in to user1's account.
Then I open remote desktop again, enter the credentials for user2 and save username2.rdp.
When I click on username2.rdp, I get instantly logged in to user2's account.
So far so good.
But if I close that and click on username1.rdp, I get logged into user2. If I manually change the credentials by opening remote desktop and enter the credentials to user 1, username1.rdp will on the next attempt log me into user1's account, as does username2.rdp.
So saving a connection doesn't save the credentials, it possibly saves the computer I'm logging into, but not the user.
Am I doing it wrong or does an RDP file just not contain credentials? Is there some way I can set it up so I can one-click log in via several icons to any one of several accounts?