Offline files - force offline mode

1. Download and extract CSCCMD.EXE 1.1
2. Create "Work Offline.bat" file with command csccmd.exe /DISCONNECT:\\servername\servershare
3. Place "csccmd.exe" and "Work Offline.bat" in the same folder on user's PC
4. Create shortcut to "Work Offline.bat" on user's desktop

Useful if user often works remotely over VPN and experience slow access to a remote share e.g. home folder.

Windows XP

Clear cached credentials

Local cached credentials

Start > Run > control userpasswords2 > Advanced > Manage Passwords


Start > Run > rundll32.exe keymgr.dll, KRShowKeyMgr

Domain credentials

Start > Run > Regedit
By default only SYSTEM account has full access to this directory.
Add administrator to SECURITY key permissions
Start Regedit as SYSTEM account
Set values NL$1 through NL$10 to 0 (zero)
IMPORTANT: If you delete values NL$1 through NL$10 completely, Windows will stop caching domain credentials!

Windows XP

Run .msi as administrator

runas /user:domain\administrator "msiexec /i C:\application.msi"

Windows XP

Run cmd.exe process as System Account in Windows XP

  1. Start > Run > CMD
  2. at 11:20 /interactive "cmd.exe"

You must have administrator permissions.
Set time 1-2 minutes from now.
At specified time cmd.exe (or any other application) will start with SYSTEM permissions.

To view all tasks

To delete all tasks
at /delete

This only works in Windows XP, for Windows Vista and Windows 7 check this article.


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