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Disabling Windows Password Prompts

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By Erich Burnett

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Posted: 6 May 2002
 

Tired of W95/98/ME password prompts? Don't want to essentially cache your NetWare password on your hard drive? Here's a fix:

  1. Push out the registry change:
  2. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    \Software
    \Microsoft
    \Windows
    \CurrentVersion
    \Policies
    \Network]
    "DisablePwdCaching"=dword:00000001
  3. Then write a batch file that contains the following code:
  4. CD..
    CD..
    CD..
    CD..
    CD..
    CD..
    C:\
    cd c:\windows
    del *.pwl

All the "CD.."s are just in case you happen to run it from a buried directory on the server.

You can incorporate both of these steps in one ZENworks application object and never have to worry about changing, keeping in synch, or canceling a Windows password prompt again.

If you have questions for Erich about his solution, you can e-mail him at eburnett@TAKETHISOUTstelco.org.


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