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How to RDP to an Azure AD Joined Machine

How to RDP to an Azure AD Joined Machine

If you would like to RDP into an Azure AD joined machine, below are two methods currently supported by TruGrid. TruGrid plans to implement a more seamless experience in the future.

APPROACH 1: Local User Login

Create a new local user (not tied to Azure AD) on the machine you are remoting into
When you see the RDP login prompt, select "use a different login"
Enter login and password for local login you setup

APPROACH 2: Interim Windows connector Version for Azure AD machines

NOTE: This interim release of TruGrid Windows Connector was developed to address a situation where AzureAD-joined RDP hosts reject login when connecting via TruGrid. This interim release will not auto-update. A production version addressing this problem will need to be installed when it is released.

Contact TruGrid Customer Care via Chat for a copy of this interim TruGrid Windows Connector

Please follow below steps to install and use this interim Windows Connector release:
On the RDP host (the AzureD-joined PC), disable NLA as shown below

On the end user endpoint (the computer that you are connecting from), download the TruGrid Windows Connector provided by TruGrid Customer Care.

Create a desktop shortcut pointing to “TruGrid Connector.exe” and launch the shortcut. Login to TruGrid and connect to the AzureAD-joined computer.

Approve the RDP certificate as shown below and select YES

On the login page, enter login name in the form AzureAD\ and supply the password.

NOTE: If user is not allowed to login, make sure that the AzureAD account has been added to the “Remote Desktop Users” local security group on the machine you are trying to remote into. Below is how to make sure it can login:
On the RDP host (the AzureAD-joined computer), open PowerShell in elevated mode
Add-LocalGroupMember -Group "Remote Desktop Users" -Member "AzureAD\"

Updated on: 16/11/2021

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