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Disabling the Save Password option in Dial-Up Networking

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When you dial a phonebook entry in Dial-Up Networking, you can use the "Save Password" option so that your Dial-Up Networking password is cached and you will not need to enter it on successive dial attempts. For security, administrators may want to prevent users from caching passwords.

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Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

To disable this password caching feature for Dial-Up Networking, follow these steps:
  1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe) and select the following subkey:
  2. From the Edit menu, click Add Value, and type the following information:
    Value Name: DisableSavePassword
       Value Type: REG_DWORD
       Value Data: 1
Now you will no longer have the "Save Password" option available to save your Dial-Up Networking passwords. If you previously had passwords saved in your phonebook entries, you will no longer be able to use them and you will now need to enter a password every time you dial.

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Article Info
Article ID : 172430
Revision : 8
Created on : 1/20/2007
Published on : 1/20/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 564