This article describes how to turn on Remote Desktop automatic logon. By default, this version of Windows XP is configured to prompt each user to enter a password when connecting through the Remote Desktop client. This behavior holds true even when a correct user name and password are entered in the Remote Desktop Connection box before logon. This article describes how to alter this behavior.
To allow automatic logon to a computer running this version of Windows XP through Remote Desktop, follow these steps while logged on as an Administrator:
Click Start, click Run, type MMC, and then press ENTER.
Click File, and then click Add/Remove Snap-in.
Click Add, select Group Policy, click Add, and then click Finish.
Click Close, and then click OK.
Navigate to the following directory:
Local Computer Policy/Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Terminal Services/Encryption and Security
Double-click Always prompt client for password upon connection.
Click the Disabled box, and then click OK. You may now quit the MMC snap-in. Remote Desktop clients should now be able to connect to this Windows XP computer using the automatic logon feature of the Remote Desktop client.