|02 Feb 2012||#1|
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Windows 7 Pro clearing cached credentials to force re-authentication
Using windows explorer to access a shared network resource, for example, \\blah\folder\folder2 - the first time I try this on a new installation, it requires authentication (user/pass) which I provide (this is on a workgroup, not a domain). That's fine.The goal:
I want a way to force Windows 7 Pro to forget the authentication and ask for a new authentication next time an access is attempted for that share.Here's what I have tried, and what has not worked:
Windows Explorer -> Tools -> Disconnect Network Drive (it doesn't work because there is no mapped network drive to disconnect; next connection attempt does not ask for authentication)
From command prompt (run As administrator): rundll32.exe keymgr.dll, KRShowKeyMgr -- Then select any network share to clear credentials for, then click delete button. (no network shares listed; next connection attempt does not ask for authentication)
From command prompt (run As administrator): control userpasswords2
From command prompt (run As administrator): secpol.mscI have tried all of these with or without rebooting immediately after. No luck.
I'm open to suggestion.
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|07 Aug 2013||#3|
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Under Windows 8 this is still pertinent. I tried the above steps too. It's rediculous I think that none of them work and Windows still does not forget its authentication. SMB/CIFS is either overly complicated or we are missing some steps.
Does anyone know how to reset Windows shares to a state where it completely forgets any connections it has previously made? If possible, without a reboot please. That ought to be not too much to ask, I think?
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