How To Disable Network Level Authentication (NLA) On Remote Computer

Disable Network Level Authentication (NLA) On Remote Computer

Issue :

You receive the following message when you try to access a remote computer using Remote Desktop Services.

“The remote computer that you are trying to connect to requires Network Level Authentication (NLA), but your Windows domain controller cannot be contacted to perform NLA. If you are an administrator on the remote computer, you can disable NLA by using the options on the Remote tab of the System Properties dialog box.”

Disable Network Level Authentication

Solutions :

You can fix this issue by following methods.

1- If you have access to computer , disable the Network Level Authentication settings from Advanced System Settings –> Remote

Disable NLA System Properties

2- If you don’t have access the computer then , You can make this change by editing registry settings of remote computer

  • Open Registry Editor with administrative access.
  • Connect Network Registry
  • Enter your remote computer Name
  • Browse to the Key “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp”
  • Find Value Name “UserAuthentication” and change Value Data to 0.

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