You can run Passware Kit via Windows Remote Desktop (RDP) and launch password recovery processes with CUDA (NVIDIA GPU) acceleration remotely. However, if a CUDA driver on your remote computer is outdated, you might need to follow these steps to make NVIDIA cards “visible” to Passware Kit via RDP. The same instructions are recommended if you need to update a CUDA driver remotely.
1. In command line run:
A sample result is displayed below:
This command displays an ID for the RDP user. In our example, the user ID is “2”.
2. In command line run:
tscon 2 /dest:console /password:1234 & myCudaApp.exe
In our example, “2” is the RDP user ID; “1234” is the RDP user password; “myCudaApp.exe” is the path to the CUDA application.
If you need to run Passware Kit Forensic this way, the command line should look like:
tscon 2 /dest:console /password:1234 & "C:\Program Files\Passware\Passware Kit 2016\PasswareKitForensic.exe"
3. Restart the RDP session and make sure the Passware Kit is running and detects the NVIDIA GPU cards.