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Certificate for Terminal Services authentication on Windows Vista

Certificate for Terminal Services authentication on Windows Vista

I like to remote into my Vista Ultimate desktop computer when I'm not at home, or am using a laptop in another room. The Remote Desktop Connection utility on domain-joined Windows Vista machines won't let you use saved credentials to connect to an unauthenticated computer (you get an annoying error message: "Your system administrator does not allow the use of saved credentials to log on to the remote computer [computername] because its identity is not fully verified"). I'd like to resolve the problem by assigning a certificate (self-signed or otherwise) to Terminal Services, as suggested in this blog entry from the TS team blog. Unfortunately, the tsconfig.msc snapin isn't available on Vista, as the blog entry notes. What other options do I have for adding a certificate, or otherwise allowing me to use saved credentials?

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Yes, the free version of Hamachi, or what is now called "LogMeIn" will do it without any firewall configuration required. It will create a highly encrypted tunnel that won't likely be exploited (especially if you use a long password greater than 12 chars). There are also some open source Hamachi look-a-likes such as P2PVPN or Wippien , Remobo, and some others, including the difficult to configure OpenVPN . Also, with the tunnel open you will be able to RDP to the machine , bypassing the firewall, with zero firewall config required.