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Windows 7: Credential Manager Prompt for Password after 'x' Attempts?

23 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Credential Manager Prompt for Password after 'x' Attempts?

My work requires me to change my password every 6 months. This password is used to access my email via on a Microsoft Exchange server remotely/locally and also access the local network drives + shared printers when my laptop is connected at work.

However, despite updating my passwords for these logins in 'Credential Manager' I find that sometimes (possibly due to my error) that I become locked out of my work account. This is not too much of a problem as I can usually call IT and ask them to unlock my account.

I suspect that this is to do with my old/wrong password being attempted automatically with the number of login retries crossing the threshold set by work IT = lock-out. I think the work login attempt number is 3.


I have know you can enable/disable the saving of passwords via:

Local Security Policy > local policies > security options > network access: do not allow storage of passwords...

but I find having this automated feature handy as I can just plug in my laptop and my Outlook email and network drives all connect without needing a password prompted.

Instead of enabling/disabling the credential manager password storage I would prefer to have it prompt me for a new password after 1 attempt.

My question therefore is:

Is there any way to designate the number of login attempts for credential manager/stored password in Windows 7 Ultimate x64?

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