How to RDP on Windows 11 with a passwordless account

There is no straightforward way, but there is a workaround!

From the MS Account Security Dashboard, turn Off the passwordless account, and set up a new password.
On the device, you are trying to log into (if you set it up without a password during installation at least), reboot and click “Forgot PIN”

From the recovery screen, choose to log in with a password, and do so.
When it prompts you to change your PIN just click cancel. It will log you into the device, and now associate the password with the device.

You should now be able to RDP in with the newly set password.

Looks like they know it’s an issue too. Typical.

It doesn’t accomplish using passwordless auth, but it does associate a password to a device that was initially set up passwordless and makes RDP usable again.

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