Catched Credentials in Windows®
What is meant by cached credentials and what are the reasons for restricting cached credentials in Windows?
Cached credentials in Windows Operating System is used to ensure high security, and allows easy log on in Group policy. Windows offers a capability to cache the logon credentials for last 10 users. With this technique, users can re-logon at a later date even though the domain controller cannot be accessed during the time of logon. The credentials are managed using credential managers. This utility stores the user credentials securely. The system stores an encrypted verifier of credentials like username, passwords and even X.509 certificates. With the help of cached credentials, users authenticate to a network once with credentials that are collected during the interactive domain logon. Users can even access to machine resources when a domain controller is unavailable.
Following are important points related to cached credentials not working issue in Windows:
- Possible reasons and symptoms
- Disable cached credentials
- Repairing registry corruption
Possible reasons and symptoms
Windows might not cache the credentials due to several reasons. This might be caused due to poor state of security. This might represent fake network congestion and fault tolerance to DC downtime. It might also be due to logging using cached credentials with out-of-date security credentials. This issue might lead to serious threats mainly to security. When this arises you might receive error messages, network connectivity issues, can't logon to Windows with cached credentials, you might not be able to access resources that require credentials other than the logged-on user's credentials. Another issue created is unlocking of workstation.
Disable cached credentials
In order to fix the issues related to cached credentials, users have to disable cached credentials. This can be easily possible within few steps. The foremost thing to be performed is to open the group policy editor. This can be possible by typing 'gpedit.msc' in 'Run' command box. Then, from group policy go to Windows Setting and navigate to computer configuration. From the computer configuration, select 'Local Policy' and then go to 'Security Control Options' of 'Interactive Logon'. In Interactive logon, users have to change the number of previous logons to cache option to '0' logons.
Windows might not cache credentials due to corrupted Windows registry. Registry in Windows contains all the information and files of respective program in your system. Any accidental or known changes in cached credential registry keys might lead to this issue. If the registry gets corrupted due to presence of bugs or infection Windows, might not cache credentials. In order to resolve this issue, users have to perform registry clean up.
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