By Ellie / Last Updated October 25, 2022

Can I use Remote Desktop without a password?

 

 

Do you think we will ever be able to establish a remote desktop connection when the other computer has no password? I have two computers on the same local network, but I can’t connect because of no password on another computer. Has anyone found a workaround for this?                 

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Can you use Remote Desktop without a password? The answer to this question is Yes! Generally, the default settings of RDP do not allow access without password. However, the remote connection without a password in RDP is available by changing some settings to allow blank password. Keep reading and choose one of the ways to achieve the goal.

How to connect Remote Desktop without password?

Here in this part, 3 ways how to connect without Remote Desktop without password on Windows 10/11/8/7 will be illustrated to you. It needs to be mentioned that the operations are acted on the host PC. And first of all, the Remote Desktop feature should be enabled by pressing Win + R , entering sysdm.cpl and clicking on the Remote tab > Allow remote connections to this computer on the remote PC. Otherwise, the host PC cannot be accessed successfully. Now let's operate. 

Connect Remote Desktop without password via Registry Editor

Step 1. Press Win + R and then input regedit, and then click on OK to start the Windows Registry Editor.

Run Box Regedit

Step 2. Navigate to: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa]

Step 3. Right-click on the option and then choose New > DWORD(32 bit) value, name it as "LimitBlankPasswordUse".

LSA

Step 4. Double-click on LimitBlankPasswordUse, and then change the data to 0 (zero) to enable the use of blank passwords, 1 to prevent blank passwords over the network. After that, you can successfully get a remote desktop connection without password on Windows 10, 11. 

Limit Blank Password

Connect Remote Desktop without password via Local Group Policy Editor

Step 1. Press Win + R and then input gpedit.msc, click on OK to open Local Group Policy.

Step 2. Go to Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options

Step 3. Double-click on Accounts: Limit local accounts use of blank passwords to console login only

Limit Local Account Use

Step 4. Choose “Disabled” and then click on Apply > OK.

Accounts Disabled

Connect Remote Desktop without password via CMD

Step 1. Search cmd in the search box and then right-click on the option, choose “Run as administrator”.

CMD

Step 2. Copy the command line below and then press the Enter key.

Reg.Exe add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa" /v LimitBlankPasswordUse /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

RDP without Password

Step 3. After that, you are able to connect remote PC with RDP without password.

FAQs:

▣ Q: How do I stop RDP from asking for credentials?

     A: In the search box, type Remote Desktop Connection. In the list of results, click Remote Desktop Connection. In the Computer box, type the name of the remote computer you want to connect to, click Options. Select the Allow me to save credentials check box, and then click Connect.

▣ Q: What is the default password for Remote Desktop Connection?

    A: Open the Start menu and search for Computer Management. In the Computer Management utility, navigate to Local Users and Groups. Go to Users, then right-click the desired Remote Desktop User (the default user is ServerAdmin). Select Set Password.

Get one click remote connection: AnyViewer

Now you must know how to connect Remote Desktop without password on Windows 10/11/8/7. However, although we can easily access the remote PC, RDP exploits also need to be paid attention to, which is related to your privacy and important data. So, how can we get remote connection without password and the security is guaranteed at the same time?

Here is a free & professional remote access software could meet your need- AnyViewer. With AnyViewer, you can get remote connection with one click without password once you log the same AnyViewer on both computers. More importantly, being secured by Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) encryption, AnyViewer would protect your data from leakage.

Apart from that, you can also enjoy the following advantages:

  • Get file transfer. You can transfer files between 2 PCs at a fast speed. You can also upgrade your account to a higher version if you want to transfer large files.
  • iOS-supported. With AnyViewer, you not only can control a PC with another PC but also with an iPhone and iPad.
  • Without time and place limitations. Unlike RDP, the connection of RDP won’t be limited to the same LAN, which means you can get a remote connection anywhere and anytime.
  • Easy operation and fast connection. The operation of AnyViewer is quite easy. You could handle remote connection well even though you are new to the computer.
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Step 1. Install AnyViewer on both 2 PCs and then open it. Go to the “Log in” tab, and click on “Sign up”.

Connect

Step 2. Fill in the information to sign up.

Sign Up for AnyViewer

Step 3. Now you can see your interface as the following picture. And your device will automatically be assigned to the account you’ve logged in to.

Free Editions

Step 4. If you log the same account on another device, there will be 2 devices in the “My devices” tab. Click the PC that you need to control and click "One-click control" to achieve unattended access with one click without password. 

Connect to My Devices

Step 5. Now the remote connection is successfully established.

Conclusion

Here in this post, the ways how to connect Remote Desktop without password on Windows 10/11/8/7 are demonstrated. However, if you get the error “Your Remote Desktop Services has ended” or you’re worried about the security of the RDP without password, give AnyViewer a shot and you won’t be disappointed.