Can not create Windows Logon Credential

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by ronaldpj, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. ronaldpj

    ronaldpj Guest


    I am using RC1 in a domain environment, but I can't seem to create a Windows
    Logon Credential. Neither can I select "remember my password" when I connect
    to a network resource. Is it possible to set something like this through a
    policy, or is something else wrong.

    ronaldpj, Nov 10, 2006
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  2. ronaldpj

    Kerry Brown Guest

    I don't understand what you are trying to do, simply logon with a domain
    account? Is the computer joined to the domain? If it is it should default to
    logging on to the domain. If for some reason it isn't pick switch user and
    specify the domain user. Note there is no way to pick either the domain or
    the local computer from a drop down list as in previous Windows. You have to
    specify it in the user name as in ComputerName\UserName or
    Kerry Brown, Nov 10, 2006
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  3. ronaldpj

    ronaldpj Guest

    My computer is joined to a domain. But I frequently work at a customers site,
    and need to connect to their resources. With Windows XP it is possible to
    save your credentials when you connect to a server. In Vista, for me, it is
    not possible. Furthermore, if I go to "Manage your Network Passwords", and
    try to create a username/password. The option "Windows Logon Credential" is
    greyed out. So I can create a "Web site or program credential".

    Hope this makes things clear.

    ronaldpj, Nov 10, 2006
  4. ronaldpj

    Kerry Brown Guest

    OK now I understand. I do the same thing. I didn't know this was a problem
    as I never save my credentials for customer sites. It's a security risk
    unless you can guarantee that no one else will ever have physical access to
    your PC.
    Kerry Brown, Nov 10, 2006
  5. ronaldpj

    ronaldpj Guest

    Found it ! It was a policy/registry setting.

    System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa]
    Value Name: DisableDomainCreds
    Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
    Value Data: (0 = enable storage (default), 1 = disable storage)
    (found on:
    ronaldpj, Nov 11, 2006
  6. ronaldpj


    Aug 21, 2009
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    In case you hit this old thread looking for info, as of Aug 2009 Windows Vista Home Premium shows the "User Accounts" control panel "Manage your Network Passwords" option "Windows Logon Credential" as grayed even when DisableDomainCreds is 0. Guess MS closed that out, and does not want to talk about it anywhere - just grey it out and leave us to wonder.
    csmwww, Aug 21, 2009
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