Windows xp validating identity stuck
For configuring RDP to use NLA we now go to Computer Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Remote Desktop Settings/Remote Desktop Session Host/Security Select Require user authentication for remote connections by using Network Level Authentication and double click on it.
On the properties screen select Enable and click on OK.
I have a HP Mini 110-1000, in connecting to the router by its HP Wirless Assistant, it has a message saying, "Windows was unable to find a certificate to log you on to the network . On the other hand, the wireless network connection keep showing 'validating identity '.
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Since the days of Vista and Windows 2008 Microsoft has provided a new mechanism for securing RDP connections with what they call Network Level Authentication, this uses Microsoft Cred SSP Protocol to authenticate and negotiate credential type before handing off the connection to RDP Service.
Cred SSP first establishes an encrypted channel between the client and the target server by using Transport Layer Security (TLS).
The Cred SSP Protocol then uses the Simple and Protected Generic Security Service Application Program Interface Negotiation Mechanism (SPNEGO) Protocol Extensions to negotiate a Generic Security Services (GSS) mechanism that performs mutual authentication and GSS confidentiality services to securely bind to the TLS channel and encrypt the credentials for the target server.
The graphic bellow illustrates how this is done: Most brut force tools currently out there do not take in to account NLA, it would slow down the process even more and add another level of complexity.