I cannot paste on the login screen of an rdp session

Rhydian Morgan 1 Reputation point
2022-11-02T10:18:10.197+00:00

Whenever an rdp session locks, I cannot paste anything into the password field when going to login. I use a password manager so trying to type out a 16-20 characters password everytime a pain, once I login it pastes fine just not on the login screen. This happens on different servers and not just one of them.
Any ideas on why this is happening?
Thanks

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  1. Limitless Technology 44,046 Reputation points
    2022-11-03T09:02:04.313+00:00

    Hello,

    This may vary depending on the client that you are using to RDP into the remote machine.

    Some RDP clients may have functions such as "Right Click> Paste" or "Right Click> Take Control> Copy/Paste> Insert Password". But specifically in the native Windows RDP Client, the functionality has been disabled on purpose as specific here:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/windows-client/windows-security/file-system-error-when-pasting-password

    "Pasting the contents of the clipboard into a secure input box is intentionally blocked in Windows 10. However, the Consent.exe crash is a software problem."

    One of the workaround would involve changing the behavior as documented in this article:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/security-policy-settings/user-account-control-switch-to-the-secure-desktop-when-prompting-for-elevation

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