Clearing Network Credentials

Posted on 2004-04-26
Last Modified: 2009-07-09

Is there anyway that I can get Windows to forget the network credentials entered for a share/system so I can logon with a different set.

Question by:Norman_SK

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zombieooo earned 25 total points
ID: 10918244
In Windows XP Professional you can change the registry value of:

Name: DontDisplayLastUserName
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1

A value of 1 will clear the last username, a value of 0 leaves the last username in the login box.

I am not sure if this works with Home Edition.

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sirbounty earned 25 total points
ID: 10918334
You might try
NET USE * /del
and answer "Y" when prompted...
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by:Gareth Gudger
ID: 10918577
The GUI way to do it is to go to Start==>Control Panel==>User Accounts (classic view) and you should see a like that says something like "Manage My Network Passwords".
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by:Gareth Gudger
ID: 10918591 the user first in User Accounts then you can click Manage My Network Passwords.
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Expert Comment

ID: 10918744
In Windows Explorer, click TOOLS - DISCONNECT NETWORK DRIVE . . . and remove the connections for the server.

You can also use the RUN-AS feature.


Author Comment

ID: 10918783
Thanks to both of you.

It would appear that I need to do both.

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