How to connect to a remote device using 57fd245c.reg
If you want to use Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to connect to a device that is joined to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), you may need to use a registry file called 57fd245c.reg. This file enables Azure AD authentication for RDP connections, which allows you to use biometrics or web accounts to sign in to the remote device.
In this article, we will show you how to download and use 57fd245c.reg, as well as some troubleshooting tips if you encounter any issues.
Download and use 57fd245c.reg
To download 57fd245c.reg, follow these steps:
Go to this page and scroll down to the section \"Connect with Azure AD Authentication\".[^1^]
Click on the link \"Download 57fd245c.reg\" and save the file to your local device.
Double-click on the file and confirm that you want to add the registry entries.
Restart your device for the changes to take effect.
To use 57fd245c.reg, follow these steps:
Launch Remote Desktop Connection from Windows Search, or by running mstsc.exe.
Select \"Use a web account to sign in to the remote computer\" option in the Advanced tab.
Specify the name of the remote computer and select Connect. Note: IP address cannot be used when this option is used. The name must match the hostname of the remote device in Azure AD and be network addressable, resolving to the IP address of the remote device.
Select the web account that you want to use for authentication. You can use an Azure AD account, a Microsoft account, or a third-party account that supports OpenID Connect.
Enter your credentials and complete any additional verification steps if required.
You should now be connected to the remote device using Azure AD authentication.
If you encounter any issues while using 57fd245c.reg, here are some possible solutions:
Make sure both devices (local and remote) are running a supported version of Windows. For more information, see this page.[^1^]
Make sure the remote device has the \"Connect to and use this PC from another device using the Remote Desktop app\" option selected under Settings > System > Remote Desktop. It's recommended to select \"Require devices to use Network Level Authentication to connect\" option as well.
Make sure you have permission to connect to the remote device. If you are not the user who joined the device to Azure AD, you may need to be added to the Remote Desktop Users group on the remote device. For more information, see this page.[^2^]
Make sure Remote Credential Guard is turned off on the device you're using to connect to the remote device. For more information, see this page.
If you still have problems connecting, you may need to disable 57fd245c.reg by deleting it from your registry or renaming it with a different extension. You can then try using a different method of authentication, such as password or smart card.
Using 57fd245c.reg can make it easier and more secure to connect to a remote device that is joined to Azure AD using RDP. However, it may also cause some compatibility issues with certain devices or configurations. If you encounter any problems while using it, you can try some of the troubleshooting tips we provided or 061ffe29dd