Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Disable Windows Credential Manager

How can the Windows 7 Credential Manager be disabled? For few people it may seem to be more trouble than it's worth: it caches passwords for network shares but when passwords are changed it doesn't auto update and continually prompts the user. We have to manually go into Control Panel and clear the passwords.
Warning! It is not tough to change the password only when required rather than typing the password each time.
Steps In Disabling Windows Credential Manager
  1. You can just uninstall it from the Programs And Settings.
  2. Besides uninstall Credentials Manager, you can try to change the policy settings:
  1. Open “gpedit.msc”
  2. Go to: Local Computer Policy----Computer Configuration----Windows Settings----Security Settings-----Local Policies----Security Options
  3. Find the policy: Netowrk access: Do not allow storage of passwords and credentials for network authentication
  4. Choose the Local Security Settings to “Enable”
Hope it works.


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August 5, 2011 at 5:36 PM delete

Its not tough to change once, but if there is some brains who can think of an architecture where everything doesn't need a restart and everything is stored in registry and hackable, people will trust that software and use it. The only justification you need not to use this piece of crap ware is that its partly copied version of unix where they didn't even get good grades at copying another concept. Afterall thats all this company ever did, steal/buy software never developed anything of their own thats worthy.

August 7, 2011 at 8:12 AM delete

Thanks for your comment on bench3. But Windows is user friendly and that's is the reason it is being loved by lot.

May 13, 2013 at 7:42 AM delete

Thx For information...
its works...