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How do I reset cached passwords?

By wessir ·
How do I clear cached passwords that access smb servers (non-windows servers)? Pulling network cable and logging in and out isn't working.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to How do I reset cached pas ...

Which Windows version? If it's Win2K/XP/2K3 then I know of how to clear the cached passwords. On NT4, I am not sure exactly.

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by wessir In reply to

Win2k prof workstation.

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by theohkm In reply to How do I reset cached pas ...

Assume you use windows 2000.

Use Windows Explorer => Tools => Map Network Drive => Disconnect Network Drive

There you will see a list of resources which you can remove connection from.

Then you can reconnect the servers using different username/password.

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by wessir In reply to

It's not listed there. I'm not using mapped drives either. There's a password cache somewhere - if you are trying to connect for the first time to a smb server not part of your domain you get the dialog box which allows you to enter an alternate username and password. I'm trying to get back to that.

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by theohkm In reply to How do I reset cached pas ...

Try

C> net use

to view your opened connections.

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C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>net use
New connections will be remembered.


Status Local Remote Network

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OK \\some_pc\IPC$ Microsoft Windows Network
OK Z: \\some_pc2\c$ Microsoft Windows Network
The command completed successfully.
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Then you can delete all these connections including mapped drives and networked resources.

Try C:> net use /? for more details.

Hope these helps and let me know the result. Thanks.

PS: It happens to me sometimes that the cache could never be removed even if all the resources are removed. Most cases new username password will be asked. Please note that by default it uses the currently loggon user name and password. You can also specify it manually using net use command.

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