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boot up direct into an RDP Session

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:07 pm
by luke008
can one start directly into an RDP session? so that you have to enter the username and the password only at the already open session? (Windows)

Re: boot up direct into an RDP Session

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:24 pm
by aka
Disable NLA on the server to see username prompt in Windows interface: https://wtware.com/win/nla.html

Re: boot up direct into an RDP Session

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:13 pm
by AlvaBec
What exactly happens when you disable NLA on the server? Is it safe to do?

Re: boot up direct into an RDP Session

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:12 am
by akatik
With NLA enabled, Windows server firstly asks login an password in raw binary protocol. Client should draw interface for login and password inputs. Server starts RDP and sends any graphic to client only if password is OK.

With NLA disabled, Windows server sends RDP graphic from the very beginning.

For server opened to Internet, I prefer NLA.

For server with local network access only, I think disable NLA is safe.