RDP v6 needs "Domain" first

On January 13, 2007, in news, by

One of the things you have to get used to with the new RDP v6 client that unless you tell it otherwise it assumes that the ‘domain’ you want to access is the local computer one…. so how to overcome this?  Ensure that in the username credential part you place in there DOMAIN\USERNAME and that will flip it to go to the proper domain.


2 Responses to RDP v6 needs "Domain" first

  1. You can also type just “\username” (i.e. use a blank domain), and the interface will default to the default login domain. Very useful time-saver for those of us who may log in to a couple of dozen different domains over the course of the week.

  2. Joel says:

    So basically, MS screwed up the client.
    But seriously is there some purpose to the change. My real problem with it is that after using the new client to connect to a clients terminal server now when users use the old client the login screen defaults to the local machine instead of the domain and this confuses users. Anyway my solution is to only enter “administrator” and leave the password blank. This allows me to get to the real login screen screen and leaves it defaulted to the domain instead of local machine.