Disable "remember password" option in Outlook
We are trying to disable the "remember password" option in Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 across our organization because our users keep forgetting their passwords..and when it comes time to change thier passwords (every 90 days) we get in influx of tickets for resets because users don't recall what their old password is.
We figure, we can take this option away from the end-user, thereby forcing them to enter the password in daily. I know how to disable this feature in the program itself (in email options under security there is an option to "always ask for password") but the users will just find a way to re-enable this option.
Does anyone know of a way, through a script, that will disable this feature in Outlook 2007 and 2010, or at least set the default to "always ask for password"?
I have searched through the registry settings, and haven't found anything so far. If I could find a corresponding registry key for this, I would just save the registry key to a network drive with the settings we want, then automate a regsvr32 that will import it into the end-users registry.
Does anyone know where this registry key would be located? I've googled until I'm sick, no help there. Any ideas are greatly appreciated.
Add the 'Security" key and "PromptForCredentials" value to the registry with the following command: reg.exe add "HKCU\Software\Policies\MicroSoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Security" /v PromptForcredentials /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
Click "Tools > Account Settings"
Under the "Email" tab, double-click your email account. click More settings, in that select security tab. Under 'user identification' select the check box 'always prompt for logon credentials'
After that everytime you need to provide a logon credentials for login.
I found the subkey responsible, see below;
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging
Below the profile GUID, a subkey named 00036601 has a REG_BINARY value that determines whether the user is prompted or not.
A value of 04 10 00 00 indicates that the user will not be prompted for credentials.
A value of 0C 10 00 00 indicates that the user will be prompted for credentials.
However, I cannot import a subkey without importing the entire key...which will change the outlook server settings for my end-users...so this is not a viable option to push out to an organization