Saving Your Domain Password with Credential Manager

Home > Blogs > Windows 7 > Saving Your Domain Password with Credential Manager

Saving Your Domain Password with Credential Manager

Like This Blog 0Mike Danseglio
Added by June 15, 2015

Have you ever wanted to save a user name and password for a server connection? I’ve often wanted to do this on computers not joined to an Active Directory domain, but without joining the domain. In some cases a failed connection will prompt me to store a user name and password, but just as often I’m not prompted.

Happily there’s a feature in Windows 7 and Windows 8 that lets me create and store a user name and password for Windows to use whenever it attempts to connect to a target. The feature is Credential Manager, and this is how I add a new credential to its store.

Adding a Credential to the Credential Manager Store

To access Credential Manager, I simply open Control Panel and then single-click on Credential Manager. This launches the main dialog box as shown in Figure 1.

001-Credential-Manager-in-Windows-Server-2012

Figure 1. The Credential Manager main dialog box.

I already have one stored credential for connections to the MIKEDANI7SB computer. For demonstration purposes, I will create a new one for connections to the \\ToolDistro computer. To do that I click the Add a Windows credential link. Then I simply enter data into the Add a Windows Credential dialog box as shown in Figure 2.

You may also like:  How to use Enterprise Mode Site List Manager in Windows 10 and Windows 7

002-Add-a-Windows-credential-in-Windows-Server-2012

Figure 2. Creating a new stored credential.

Note that I can specify either a local username or an Active Directory domain username in the form of domain\user. When I click OK I can see the new stored credential in the list as shown in Figure 3.

003-Active-Directory-domain-username-in-Windows-Server-2012

Figure 3. The new credential is ready to use.

Now whenever I attempt to connect to \\tooldistro Windows will first use this stored credential.

Enjoy!

Mike Danseglio -CISSP / MCSE / CEH
Interface Technical Training – Technical Director and Instructor

 

Videos You May Like

Creating Users and Managing Passwords in Microsoft Office 365

0 69 1

In this Office 365 training video, instructor Spike Xavier demonstrates how to create users and manage passwords in Office 365.

How to clone a Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 Domain Controller

0 302 2

One of the coolest new features in Window Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 is the ability to clone a Domain Controller. In the past, if we had virtualized Domain Controllers and we actually took a snapshot of it and then rolled back to that snapshot, it would break the logon service on that … Continue reading How to clone a Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 Domain Controller

Detailed Forensic Investigation of Malware Infections – April 21, 2015

2 137 1

In this IT Security training video, Security expert Mike Danseglio (CISSP / CEH) will perform several malware investigations including rootkits, botnets, viruses, and browser toolbars.

Write a Comment

Share your thoughts...

Please fill out the comment form below to post a reply.