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Remote Desktop Auto Login Powershell Script
cmdkey /list | ForEach-Object{if($_ -like "*target=TERMSRV/*"){cmdkey /del:($_ -replace " ","" -replace "Target:","")}}
echo "Connecting to 192.168.1.100"
$Server="192.168.1.100"
$User="Administrator"
$Password="AdminPassword"
cmdkey /generic:TERMSRV/$Server /user:$User /pass:$Password
mstsc /v:$Server
# https://technet.microsoft.com/library/hh847748.aspx
# Run PowerShell as Administrator
Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned
c:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -nolog -command cmdkey /generic:TERMSRC/some_unc_path /user:username /pass:pa$$word; mstsc /v:some_unc_path
cmdkey /list | ForEach-Object{if($_ -like "*target=TERMSRV/*"){cmdkey /del:($_ -replace " ","" -replace "Target:","")}}
echo "Connecting to somethingspecial.cloudapp.net"
$Server="somethingspecial.cloudapp.net"
$Port="49982"
$User="Administrator"
$Password="AdminPassword"
cmdkey /add:$Server /user:$User /pass:$Password
mstsc /v:$Server:$Port
@deviaSteve
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Thanks for this. For other using this instead of the MS powershell script. You can use a credential object to pass in the password if you've collected that like I had in a script when running against an Azure build script.
$password = $cred.GetNetworkCredential().Password

For example:

RDP

echo "Connecting to " + $vm.Name
$Server=$nic.IpConfigurations[0].PrivateIpAddress
$username = $cred.UserName
$rdppassword = $cred.GetNetworkCredential().Password
cmdkey /generic:TERMSRV/$Server /user:$username /pass:$rdppassword
mstsc /v:$Server

echo "You MUST be on the VPN to connect to the private IP"

@saurabh683
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connect.ps1, is failing to load the password to mstsc, hence not bein ale to login, can someone please suggest anything?

@aldabrada
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aldabrada commented Apr 30, 2018

@saurabh683 I get the same thing. The RDP window pops out but with no connection to the server.

I'm getting "the command line parameters are incorrect" CMDKEY

@indayush
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indayush commented Nov 6, 2019

connect.sp1 works
Thanks a lot. Although to automate it, i would suggest the users to put this code in a ps1 fle & launch it via a seperate bat file.

@jcconnell
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I believe the one-line-cli.bat should have a single dash in front of the command portion:

c:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -nolog -command cmdkey /generic:TERMSRC/some_unc_path /user:username /pass:pa$$word; mstsc /v:some_unc_path

@jdforsythe
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I believe the one-line-cli.bat should have a single dash in front of the command portion:

c:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -nolog -command cmdkey /generic:TERMSRC/some_unc_path /user:username /pass:pa$$word; mstsc /v:some_unc_path

Fixed

@duginivijay
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Can anyone advice how to automate the process of clicking yes on pop up of certificate errors?

@prince11jose
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How to disconnect a RDS session without the installation of RDS Role and use "Disconnect-RDUser"

@lavie3k
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lavie3k commented Oct 15, 2020

Hi. How to check login PASS or FAIL via command line ?

@gyanu89
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gyanu89 commented Feb 3, 2021

I had created script using above defined method it was working fine almost 6 months then it's started showing an issue -
Problem / Issue - "CMDKEY: Not enough memory resources are available to process this command." and RDP not picking user and password as defined in script.
Script -
$user = $null
$server = $null
$serverPassword = $null
$server = Read-Host "Enter Server Name"
$user = "AdminID"
$serverPassword = "AdminPassword"
cmdkey /generic:TERMSRV/$server /user:$user /pass:$serverPassword
mstsc /v:$server /w:800 /h:600

@gyanu89
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gyanu89 commented Feb 3, 2021

I had created script using above defined method it was working fine almost 6 months then it's started showing an issue -
Problem / Issue - "CMDKEY: Not enough memory resources are available to process this command." and RDP not picking user and password as defined in script.
Script -
$user = $null
$server = $null
$serverPassword = $null
$server = Read-Host "Enter Server Name"
$user = "AdminID"
$serverPassword = "AdminPassword"
cmdkey /generic:TERMSRV/$server /user:$user /pass:$serverPassword
mstsc /v:$server /w:800 /h:600

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Above issue has been fixed by modifying script code is available : https://github.com/gyanu89/AutomatedRDP_Script.git

@sundeep4sandy
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connect.ps1, is failing to load the password to mstsc, hence not bein ale to login, can someone please suggest anything?

Hello,

I'm actually facing the same issue. i used the code as above. The script is launching an RDP but unable to enter the password in it. Can you let me know how you fixed this issue?

@gyanu89
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gyanu89 commented Aug 5, 2021

connect.ps1, is failing to load the password to mstsc, hence not bein ale to login, can som

https://github.com/gyanu89/AutomatedRDP_Script

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gyanu89 commented Aug 5, 2021

You can try here u may save ur current id password in ps file and call same file again and again only server name need to enter.
https://github.com/gyanu89/AutomatedRDP_Script

@jdforsythe
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connect.ps1, is failing to load the password to mstsc, hence not bein ale to login, can someone please suggest anything?

Hello,

I'm actually facing the same issue. i used the code as above. The script is launching an RDP but unable to enter the password in it. Can you let me know how you fixed this issue?

I think the key from @gyanu89's code is that you need to wipe the old credentials from cmdkey first, so try adding this line to the beginning of the script:

cmdkey /list | ForEach-Object{if($_ -like "*target=TERMSRV/*"){cmdkey /del:($_ -replace " ","" -replace "Target:","")}}

@Edineidf
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cmdkey /generic:IP_PUBLIC /user:DOMAIN\USER /pass:"PASS"
mstsc.exe /v: IP_PUBLIC
exit

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