My work machine constantly locks me out of my two corporate accounts there, depending on which resource or website I’m accessing while connected via the VPN.
When I access the parent company’s web infrastructure, my ML corporate ID is locked out. When I access some of the ML sites and resources, my BAC corporate ID is locked out. I must unlock my account 5-6 times a day, every day.
It’s frustrating, and kills my productivity. It happens so often, I added a speed-dial entry to my phone to call the Help Desk and navigate through the automated phone menu to unlock my account without human intervention. I needed to find a better way!
Digging around in the Windows developer documentation, I found it, and just in the nick of time…
Start -> Run and enter the following:
rundll32.exe keymgr.dll, KRShowKeyMgr
You’ll see a dialog similar to the following where you can add/remove/edit those stored passwords. Change them here, and you should be able to control those cached authentication tokens:
Once I found this little secret buried in the Microsoft documentation and started managing my passwords here, my account was no longer being locked up/locked out.