windows 7 don’t store password for network


  • gpedit.msc
  • Computer Configuration
    Windows Settings
    Security Settings
    Local Policies
    Security Optionsright-click on the “Network security: LAN Manager authentication level” policy item, and then, from the context (pop-up) menu, select “Properties”.

    Now select the “Local Security Settings” tab, and then, in the dropdown box, locate and select “Send LM & NTLM – user NTLMv2 session security if negotiated”.

    Now click the OK button, and then finally, you may close the Group Policies Editor window.

  • now should be working.
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  • Go to: Control Panel > User Accounts and Family Safety > Manage Windows Credentials
  • Expand each device listed by clicking the down arrow
  • Delete all the credentials by selecting “Remove from vault”(to make things simple)
  • Create new credentials for each network by entering the IP address of the device you’re trying to connect to. For example, most internal IP addresses start with 192.168.1.xx. The last two digits vary with each device. It could be,, etc. Enter this address in the “Internet or network address” field.
  • Enter your username and password (don’t have to enter computer name, slashes, etc)
  • Try to connect to the network. It will now work.
  • To double check, restart your computer. The credential will still be remembered.



1) Run services.msc
2) Scroll down to HomeGroup Listener and HomeGroup Provider.
3) Stop each of the services and disable them from starting.
4) Close services.msc
5) Open Control Panel and then Credentials Manager.
6) Under the Windows Credentials section, select all the credentials and click Remove From Vault.
7) Close the Credentials Manager.

Alternatively, you can use the Wiper utility (see attachment) to do this and clear out a bunch of other caches. (Make sure you close the Credentials Manager first as it locks the files if it is still running)

8) Log Off or Reboot and Log back in as normal (you might want to bookmark this page or print it first!)
9) Open My Computer/Network and click on your network drive (or shared printer).
10) Enter the Username and Password and tick Remember These Credentials then Apply.
11) Open Control Panel then Credentials Manager. You should see under the Windows Credentials section your newly created account.
12) Select it and click Edit.
13) As the username replace the name to that of the server sharing the printer/drive, not the remote machine. ie. SERVER\Username instead of REMOTE\Username then Save.
14) Close Credentials Manager and Log Off again.
15) Open My Computer/Network and click on the server sharing the device. Fingers crossed it will not nag you for the username and password again!

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