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RDP using Office365 account on AzureAD joined machine


As you may know, it is possible to login to a Windows 10 machine using a Microsoft account/Office 365 account. You can also use such an account remotely using RDP.

To be able to do that, you need to:

- Disable Network Level Authentication (NLA)

- Edit your RDP file with notepad and add these two lines:


     authentication level:i:2

- Logon using AZUREAD\<Office 365 UPN>, e.g. AZUREAD\

This works fine but what are the RoyalTS settings in an RDP connection that correspond with these two lines:

     authentication level:i:2

I would like to do this from RoyalTS.


Hi Vincent,

You can find both settings on the Advanced page:

Note that enablecredsspsupport is called "Network Level Authentication" (NLA)

In order to make the logon work, you may also need to change the setting called "Set Domain to '.' for Local Accounts" in the plugin configuration:


 Since this is the first post that pops up for Royal TS when looking for this, in the Advanced section set authentication level to "Connect, but warn me if server authentication fails" and turn "Network Level Authentication" off.

Keeping "Authentication Level" to the default results in the connection failing.

Jeroen, you are my hero! It works!

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