Chrome Remote Desktop Curtain Mode - Windows 10 PRO

I had some issues getting Chrome Remote Desktop Curtain Mode to work in Windows 10 PRO. This post documents the steps to get it Chrome Remote Desktop Curtain Mode to work on Windows 10.

The basic instructions come from Google's documentation.

1. Enter a Registry Key: Add two new registry keys.

2. Enable RDP Connections: Search in Windows "Allow Remote" and you should see the application in the search results.

  • Select Control Panel\System and Security\System > Remote settings > "Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop (less secure)".
  • Uncheck remote assistance (if you do not need it)
  • Uncheck Network Level Authentication  

Note: If after rebooting chrome remote desktop connects, and then disconnects there is another registry key you need to change. Per this  Google link.

Registry Key:
\HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp\SecurityLayer

The value I expect for these failures is 2, which corresponds to SSL(TLS).  Change this value to 1 (negotiate).  No reboot is necessary, you can try establishing a CRD connection immediately.
(I need to review the two registry files and may have to update one)

3. Reboot and try it out!

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