Windows – do not use VPN credentials to connect to network resources


If you connect to VPN on Windows it will try to create session credentials to the Credential manager. So if you try to connect a network drive Windows get stuck because it will be try saved credentials and do not prompt you for insert credentials for network drive.

This problem will not happen if your VPN and domain/network username and password match.

So what can you do?

  • Open this location: %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Network\Connections\PBK or C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Network\Connections\Pbk)
  • Open file rasphone.pbk in text editor.(notepad,notepad++, etc.)
  • Find line with UseRasCredentials=1 it is around 5 line
  • Change value to UseRasCredentials=0
  • Save the file.
  • Restart your PC

Now the system should not add credentials to the manager if you connect to VPN. And you should be able to insert credentials for network drives to standard prompt.


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