HOW TO: Manage Stored User Names and Passwords on a Computer in a Domain in Windows XP (Q306992)

This article describes how to manage stored user names and passwords on a computer that is a member of a domain.

Stored User Names and Passwords is a secured store for password information. With this feature, you can enter user names and passwords for various network resources and applications (such as e-mail) once, and then have Windows automatically supply that information for subsequent visits to those resources without your intervention.

When you first log on to a server or a Web site, you are prompted for your user name and password. When you type your user name and password for the resource, and then click to select the Remember my password check box, your logon information is stored with your user account. When you next connect to the same resource, these stored credentials are used to automatically authenticate you.

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