It's not a simple as a simple delete. Messenger stores these in the Credential Manager in
You can get to the Credential Manager by Start, Run:
choosing the Advanced tab, and then Manage Passwords. The Messenger ones are the
As such, I believe you'll need to write code to remove these. Unfortunately there are no
GPOs for Messenger to stop it from saving credentials.
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"Rajesh Shenoy" <rajesh_shenoy@xxxxxx_REMOVE_mail.com> wrote in message
> Could someone please point me to the location (either in the registry or file system) where
> Windows Live Messenger 8.1 stores the usernames and/or passwords that appear in the
> drop-down list in the login screen?
> I need to clear these, either programmatically or through a script that I'll run at NT
> logoff. If there's any way (any registry setting perhaps?) I can get Messenger itself to do
> this, or even disable the entire "Remember Me" feature itself, that'd be golden!
> This issue is an urgent one, and a quick reply will be most appreciated.
> Rajesh Shenoy