When you set up networking between machines at home or workplace, you’ll be asked for network credentials to connect them. The credentials are usually login user name and password but may differ in type of connections. Usually, Windows will remember these credentials and won’t ask for them after once.
But in some cases, users may observe that Windows no longer remember network credentials and keep asking for them. Thus in this case Remember my credentials option on Windows Security prompt seems not working. Typing the credentials again and again for same connections may be annoying for anyone.
So in case if you’re facing this issue, here are couple of things you can try and fix this hiccup.
FIX: Windows 10 Not Remembering Network Credentials
FIX 1 – Make Sure IP Address Is Assigned Automatically
You must allow Windows to have IP and DNS server address assigned automatically. Here’s how:
1. Press + R to open Run, type ncpa.cpl and click OK.
2. In Network Connections window, right click on your primary network adapter and select Properties.
3. Next, on the property sheet, at Network tab, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and hit Properties.
4. Finally, on TCP/IPv4 property sheet, at General tab, select Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically options. Click OK.
Exit Control Panel and restart your machine, see if the issue is fixed now.
FIX 2 – Via Credential Manager
You can add the network credentials manually to Credential Manager. When Windows already fetches credentials using this snap-in, it won’t ask further for the same . Try these steps:
1. Open Credential Manager by searching for it via Cortana or Windows Search.
2. Click Windows Credentials and then click Add a Windows credential link.
3. Then in Add a Windows Credential window, type the address of site, server for Windows keep asking credentials. Click OK. Close Credential Manager.
Now Windows will remember these credentials and won’t keep asking for them.