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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
When you dial a phonebook entry in Dial-Up Networking, you can usethe "Save Password" option so that your Dial-Up Networking password is cached and you willnot 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 thesesteps:
Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe) and select the following subkey:
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 saveyour Dial-Up Networking passwords. If you previously had passwords saved inyour phonebook entries, you will no longer be able to use them and you willnow need to enter a password every time you dial.
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