Tuesday, 30 July 2013

How to clear Cached Credentials in windows

     In Networking world, almost every Windows Administrator must have got stumped with this question.
In most of the cases, Administrator tried to give different credential for testing or other purpose, or an existing credential might not have required privilege to access resource and he/she may wanted to change the credential.

Steps to Clear Cached Network Credentials

To delete locally cached credentials you can follow the below steps.

1. Open Run Window by clicking Start -> Run or click Windows key’+‘R’.

2. In the text box, type the command rundll32.exe keymgr.dll, KRShowKeyMgr and click OK.
    Note:You can also type and run this command through Command Prompt.

    You could see the Stored Usernames and Passwords window after run the command.

3. To remove a saved credential you can select one of the entries and select Remove. A confirmation screen     will appear. Click on OK and the account will be removed

4. You can add additional saved passwords as well by clicking on the Add button and entering the                    appropriate information  

Note : This article is applies to Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008,Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

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