Remote Desktop Shadow Session with Saved Credentials

Remote Desktop Shadow Mode allows administrators to remotely view and/or interact with the user’s desktop.

To connect shadow session, /prompt option is needed because mstsc.exe tries to connect to client with the current user credential.

However, with /prompt option, mstsc.exe always requests a user credential to connect and it cannot be bypassed with saved one.


This credential window is not a standard WIN32 window but a XAML UI, thus it can be manipulated via UI Automation.

AutomationId and ClassName of Fields

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