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Windows seems to be saving my credentials for a variety of applications (terminal servers, etc) and I'd like to purge this data.

How can I backup and purge this data?

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The utility to delete cached credentials is hard to find. It stores both certificate data and also user passwords.

Open a command prompt, or enter the following in the run command

 rundll32.exe keymgr.dll,KRShowKeyMgr

Image of cached credentials

Windows 7 makes this easier by creating an icon in the control panel called "Credential manager"

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good write up for both Admins and End-Users. Could have used a route guide to the Credential Manager, for those less-Admin knowledgeable. –  GoldBishop 9 hours ago

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