I would like to disable the ability to save network passwords (when connecting to \computer\share) on Windows 7 Home Premium.

password prompt

On Windows XP there was a registry setting to disable the checkbox "Save password" for network shares:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


However on Windows 7 it doesn't work.

It is written that you can disable it in GPO in the following place:

\Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options

However GPO is not available on Home Premium. I know you can hack GPO onto HP, but I would like to have a simple reg setting for this policy.

Do you know what is the reg value for the above setting?


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I realize this is an old question, but I just faced a similar problem. On Windows 7 Pro, you can prevent the credentials from being saved by setting

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ CurrentControlSet \Control\Lsa\disabledomaincreds

to 1. Maybe using the setting in ControlSet001 was your issue. However, this won't "disable" the check-box, it will just make it useless.

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