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How to Delete Credentials of a Remote Desktop Connection in Windows 7 and Windows 8

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This tutorial will show you how to delete saved credentials of a remote desktop connection in Windows 7 and Windows 8.





Remote Desktop Connection Credentials - Delete in Windows OPTION ONE Remote Desktop Connection Credentials - Delete in Windows
Delete a RDC Saved Credentials in Remote Desktop Connection Tool

1. Press the + R keys to open the Run dialog, type mstsc.exe, and press Enter to open a "Remote Desktop Connection" dialog.

2. To the right of Computer in the RDC dialog, select the connection (ex: TUFFY-PC) that you wanted to delete the saved credentials of, then click/tap on delete. (see screenshots below)
NOTE: If you do not have a delete option available, then it means that this connection does not have saved credentials to delete.

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3. Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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4. If you like, you can now close the RDC dialog.






Remote Desktop Connection Credentials - Delete in Windows OPTION TWO Remote Desktop Connection Credentials - Delete in Windows
To Delete a RDC Saved Credentials in Credential Manager

NOTE: This option is only available in Windows 7 and Windows 8.


1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Credential Manager icon.

2. In the Credential Manager, click/tap on Windows Credentials. (see screenshot below step 3)

3. Under the Windows Credentials section, look for and click/tap on the TermSRV (terminal server) with the RDC connection (TUFFY-PC) that you wanted to delete the saved credentials of to expand it open, then click/tap on Remove. (see screenshot below)

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4. Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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5. If you like, you can now close Credential Manager.



That's it,
Shawn