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By mark ·
I have a client that logs into my server. He uses one account to login to a specific application(no desktop). I have the login and password in the icon for him and he just clicks on it and it logs him in. I tried adding another icon for the same server with different login and password to run a differen application at login. The problem is it changed the original icons login and password. the workstation is xp sp2 and he has the most recent rdp client. His companies network is generally locked down and they had to give added writes just to create the icon. Any ideas?

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Edit current icon

by patb071 In reply to remote desktop credential ...

Have you tried editing the current icon by right-clicking the icon, edit, and change the username and password?

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RDP caches the credentials ...

by Churdoo In reply to remote desktop credential ...

... with the server name, not with the icon. So can you give your server another alias which A records or CNAMEs to the same IP as the first? example app1.yourdomain.com and app2.yourdomain.com which each resolve to your same server IP.

If you can't create an alias, then use the DNS canonical name in one icon and the IP address for the second icon and RDP will cache separate credentials for each.

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OR just different entries in the local HOSTS file ??

by 1bn0 In reply to RDP caches the credential ...

server1 216.239.113.101
server2 216.239.113.101
otherserver 216.239.113.101

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nice one

by Churdoo In reply to OR just different entries ...

didn't think of that :-)

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I had the advantage of a similar problem.

by 1bn0 In reply to nice one

We have a three site Video Conference and SmartBoard setup. The SmartBoard uses NetMeeting for sharing the desktop between sites.

Could not find a simple stand-alone ILS server and NetMeeting is simple but kind of braindead application. You can add site entries to its address list but it still shows the IP in the drop down list.

By adding entries to the HOSTS file I was able to allow the users to enter site names, e.g. Headquarters, EastCoast, WestCoast into Netmeeting. THe HOST file provided the associated IP address and NetMeeting would save the Site Name in the drop down list for the next user.

I just thought I would provide my working requirement in case the example helps someone else solve a similar problem.

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Thanks

by mark In reply to RDP caches the credential ...

Thanks, I actually came to the same conclusion after a little more testing and used the ip address. I'm not sure why microsoft is taking the liberty of changing another file like that, but what are you going to do.

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