Remote computer requires Network Level Authentication, which your computer does not support

By : Sean Brown |January 20, 2012 |Microsoft Windows, Windows Server |1 Comment


There are still a lot of Windows XP machines floating around the business world; With Windows 7 fixing the entire Vista mess, adoption rates for Windows 7 are much better. There are plenty of die-hard users who love their Windows XP machines and won’t give it up for the world but need to connect remotely to Windows 2008 servers using Remote Desktop (RDP), which (by default) requires Network Level Authentication (NLA).

When connecting from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 2008 server, you may receive the following error message:

The remote computer required Network Level Authentication, which your computer does not support. For assistance, contact your system administrator or technical support.


Windows XP

Affected Products

Windows XP SP1

Windows XP SP2

Windows XP SP3

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One Comment

  1. Ken Says: August 26, 2013 13:31 Reply

    Thank you! Worked like a charm.

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