Windows – Remote Desktop password field doesn’t have focus

remote desktopwindows-server-2016

I am on a corporate network, on a Windows Server 2016 Standard box.

When I try to open Remote Desktop (mstsc.exe) from this box to go to any other one (mostly Windows Server 2012), I normally expect to start typing my password right away as that is the field that previously would have focus. But it doesn't have focus, and no amount of tabbing will give it focus.

Has anyone else experienced this issue? Is there a fix?

Best Answer

  • I was having the same issue. I tried the following to resolve it

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    SFC /scannnow

    Each said there were no issues. On my Windows 10 machine I installed Feature update to Windows 10 Enterprise, version 1703 which fixed the issue for me.

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