Trying to do so, you might come across error messages like:
"Unable to log you on because of an account restriction."
As a matter of fact this is the case not only with Remote Desktop connections, but also with any logon attempts to a Windows machine over network with a blank password.
The first work around for this behavior is to set a password for the user account and use it to logoon remotely. But I guess this is not what you are looking for right now. So lets look at the next option.
The second option allows you to logon with a blank pasword.
For this you will have to disable blank password restrictions using a policy on the machine. Follow the below simple steps on the machine to which you want to establish remote desktop connection.
- Click Start, point to Run, type gpedit.msc, and then click OK to start the Group Policy Editor.
- Open Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only.
- Double-click Limit local account use of blank passwords to consol logon only.
- Click Disabled, and then click OK.
- Quit Group Policy Editor.
You might have to restart / log off and login to the machine to which you want to establish the remote connection before you try the remote connection with blank password.