Are the save password check boxes missing from your network authentication screens? This is one of the most annoying issues with Windows Vista for me since I work off a local NAS I have at home all the time. Rather than just save my password as it should the first time when I checked the save password box, it seems to throw my password away after a reboot. If that was not enough, now Windows Vista no longer even gives me the option to save my password.
One easy way to fix this issue and store my passwords for real is the use the Stored Usernames and Passwords utility. Follow these steps:
- Click on the start button and key in User Accounts and hit Enter.
- Click on Manage your network passwords located on the side menu.
- Here you can add new accounts & passwords or edit and delete existing accounts. To fix my situation where it will not save my password I am going to select Add.
- Next fill out the Stored Credential Properties screen and hit OK.
- Hit close and your new account and password are saved for good.