Disable DUN's save password feature

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

Many of us have failing memories. For us, it is a very nice feature to have the DUN (Dial-Up Networking) program remember the password for logging onto a network. This is also a serious security problem for laptop users. To disable:

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasMan\Parameters
Name: DisableSavePassword
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1

After reboot, DUN will no longer disable the Save Password check box, nor will it remember any passwords set prior to this registry change.

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