Clearing the credentials for connecting to a Team Foundation Server

Have you ever ran into a problem where you wanted to change the credentials of your TFS and log in with some different credentials. It seems quite a tough job because Visual Studio remembers your credentials and you are not offered any way to change it. You try looking every where but no option to help you.

Where is it cached?

Windows Credential Manager - it’s a ‘digital locker’ where windows stores log-in credentials that can be used by windows and other applications. Team Foundation Server just likes it.

How to get rid of it?

Go to Control Panel > User Account > Credential Manager (Okay, so this different Windows have different names here)

Select your TFS credential here and remove. Now go to visual studio and try to login to Team Explorer and you will be prompted for password. Check do you want Windows to remember this or not, there is a check box available at your disposal.

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I am a software professional earning my bread hanging over Microsoft Technologies preciously Web Application Development. Involving myself in every technical problem around me is my passions. I go through lot of technical stuff, books and blogs sometimes to resolve a problem, sometimes to understand the problem more and also sometimes to extend sphere of my knowledge.

For quite a sometime I was thinking about writing my own blog. Other than being a better teaching tool it also helps you showcase the problem from your eyes, solutions from your inner. So here, I present my blog (It took me more than 6 months to start this). You can expect write-ups relating to some of the technical problems I face, some of the topics of interest. Other than problems and there solutions I will try to concentrate on best way of solving a problem, comparison between different solutions to a problem. You can also see me talking about technical processes and there implications. Also, I will not mind writing about my philanthropic and social interest.

It will be really good, if you all can be interactive – putting up your comments and discussion here. I’ll also take comments section as the suggestion panel for myself.

Winding up this introduction and preface to my blog, if you are interested in knowing about me read about me page in this blog or reach here. My email is niks.dwivedi@gmail.com and linkedin link is this