5.5.1 Automatic Logon
There are a number of possible causes and solutions to a common problem that occurs when you want to be
able to automatically log on to the server, but are still prompted for your user credentials when you connect
to the terminal server.
This problem is especially common if you are using a Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Services client because
these clients are not always able to detect and pass on the system logon credentials to the Windows Server
2003 terminal server. You should use the Windows NT 4.0 Client Connection Manager, to configure
Automatic logon on the General tab in the Properties box for the connection. Enter the appropriate logon
credentials in the User name, Password and Domain text boxes.
If you are using a Windows 2000 Terminal Services client or the RDC client, it is possible that you entered
the incorrect credentials on the General tab. If you mistyped the user name or password, the terminal server
will not be able to verify your credentials and will prompt you for the correct ones.
Another possible cause is that Group Policy is configured to require users to enter their credentials. Group
Policy settings override client settings. The only way to correct this is to remove the Group Policy setting
that is enforcing this restriction.