Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Windows 7 locking out your account?

Is your Windows 7 box locking out your accounts? Have you recently changed any of your passwords? Credential Manager could be the culprit. Just type Credential Manager from the start menu and select it. Make sure to clear out any stored credentials or update your passwords. If you check your system event logs you should see the following warning...

Source:  Security-Kerberos
Event ID: 14

'The password stored in Credential Manager is invalid. This might be caused by the user changing the password from this computer or a different computer. To resolve this error, open Credential Manager in Control Panel, and reenter the password for the credential  your account"
If this is present, check your Credential Manager settings.

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