Remote Desktop Services: Must always prompt a client for passwords upon connection


This setting controls the ability of users to supply passwords automatically as part of their remote desktop connection. Disabling this setting would allow anyone to use the stored credentials in a connection item to connect to the terminal server. Satisfies: SRG-OS-000373-GPOS-00157, SRG-OS-000373-GPOS-00156


To fix configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Windows Components >> Remote Desktop Services >> Remote Desktop Session Host >> Security >> "Always prompt for password upon connection" to "Enabled".

STIG: Server -
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NIST 800-53: CM-6(a),IA-11
SRG-OS-000373-GPOS-00157, SRG-OS-000373-GPOS-00156