RDP connection without domain name

Posted 04 March 2020 by Darren Welch

I recently had an issue where I tried to connect to one of my servers, but I couldn't remember the domain name. 

 

I tried connecting with:

  • \myadministratoraccount
  • .\myadministratoraccount
  • myadministratoraccount

 

But all of these would prepend the name of my machine. e.g.

  • MYMACHINENAME\myadministratoraccount

 

So if you need to RDP to a server but you cannot easily find out the domain name, the simple solution is to use the localhost domain name.

  • LOCALHOST\myadministratoraccount

 





Darren Welch

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  04 March 2020


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