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Is Windows Remote Desktop Connection secure?

By Healer ·
How do we secure Windows RDC?

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to secure RDC

by .Martin. In reply to Is Windows Remote Desktop ...

click start, run, type in '%SystemRoot%\system32\gpedit.msc /s'

navigate to:

Computer Configuration>administrative Templates>Windows Components>Remote Desktop Services>Remote Desktop Session Host> Security

open Set Client connection encryption level, enable it, then choose high level

open Always prompt for password upon connection, select enable

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It doesn't seem to work the way it should.

by Healer In reply to to secure RDC

Thanks! I am using Windows 7.

"Set Client connection encryption level"
It says that "If you enable this setting, all communications between clients and RD Session Host servers during remote connections must use the encryption method specified in this setting. By default, the encryption level is set to High." and "If you disable or do not configure this setting, the encryption level to be used for remote connections to RD Session Host servers is not enforced through Group Policy. However, you can configure a required encryption level for these connections by using Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration tool."

There seems to be some contradiction. While by default the encryption level is set to high, then if not configured the encryption level is not enforced.

"Always prompt for password upon connection"
It says that "By default, Remote Desktop Services allows users to automatically log on by entering a password in the Remote Desktop Connection client." and "If the status is set to Enabled, users cannot automatically log on to Remote Desktop Services by supplying their passwords in the Remote Desktop Connection client. They are prompted for a password to log on."

After enabled it and tested it, target Windows system didn't prompt for a password to log on. It seemed that it just took the password entered in the Remote Desktop Connection Client.

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by .Martin. In reply to It doesn't seem to work t ...

for Set Client connection encryption level, the default level of encryption of high, is not enforce ed, so you don't know if it is running the encryption or not. this just forces the computer to run with 128-bit encryption.

for Always prompt for password upon connection, that is odd. enabling that should have done the opposite...

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Thanks

by Healer In reply to answers

for your help, patience and tolerance.

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that's

by .Martin. In reply to Thanks

ok

is what I'm here for :)

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