To manage passwords stored on the computer

Windows allows you to store the different user names and passwords you use to access resources on a network, another computer, or the Internet in one place: Stored User Names and Passwords.

The steps to perform this task differ depending on whether your computer is a member of a network domain or is part of a workgroup (or is a stand-alone computer).

My computer is on a domain

You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure.

1.

Open User Accounts in Control Panel.

2.

On the Advanced tab, in Passwords and .NET Passports, click Manage Passwords.

You can now add a user name and password you use to access a resource, or edit or remove an existing entry.

My computer is not on a domain

The steps to perform this task differ depending on the type of user account you have.

If you have a computer administrator account

1.

Open User Accounts in Control Panel.

2.

Click your account name.

3.

Under Related Tasks located on the left side of the window, click Manage my network passwords.

You can now add a user name and password that you use to access a resource, or you can edit or remove an existing entry.

If you have a limited account

1.

Open User Accounts in Control Panel.

2.

Under Related Tasks located on the left side of the window, click Manage my network passwords.

You can now add a user name and password that you use to access a resource, or you can edit or remove an existing entry.

Note

To open User Accounts, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts

For more information about Stored User Names and Passwords, click Related Topics.

Related Topics

Creating strong passwords

Benefits of Stored User Names and Passwords

Stored User Names and Passwords overview

Create a user password

User Accounts overview



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