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Monday, 09 April 2007 13:57

Problem: When attempting to connect to a remote Vista machine, you receive the message "Your credentials did not work". Vista does not allow a blank password when connecting with remotely via remote desktop. The obvious solution would be to create a password for the account but I hate that.

Solution: Enable blank passwords with the Group Policy Object Editor or via the registry.

Using Group Policy Object Editor to Enable Blank Passwords


Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> Set 'Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only' to Disable

Using the Registry to Enable Blank Passwords

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

Alternatively you can download the following zip file containing reg files to enable and disable blank passwords. These worked on Vista x64 and might work on the 32-bit version as well. As always though use at your own risk.


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Or.... to be really secured, you put a password on user but you unable te auto logon whit control. User win+R abd write: control userpasswords2
Sebas , May 14, 2012

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