Disabling the Save Password option in Dial-Up Networking

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SUMMARY

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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To disable this password caching feature for Dial-Up Networking, follow these steps:
  1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe) and select the following subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ 
       RasMan\Parameters
  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 ID: 172430 - Last Review: January 20, 2007 - Revision: 5.3
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