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In Windows 7, if I go to control panel > user accounts > user account > manage your credentials, there are credentials saved for the local user.

Is there a way to add a generic credential using group policy on server 2008?

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Why would you want to do something like that? – DKNUCKLES Jul 21 '12 at 19:25
To possibly address this issue:… – Force Flow Jul 21 '12 at 21:20
Just to clarify, you're looking to set the password of a bunch of domain users to a generic value? – HopelessN00b Jul 22 '12 at 0:34
The primary goal is either to set the username to the active directory user's email address, or just set the username to blank. The network address should be set to and the username to I don't care about the password, as I won't actually be providing it through the credential. – Force Flow Jul 22 '12 at 4:53

No, I don't think there is a way to do this. But what you want could maybe be accomplished by setting the User's UPN (User Principal Name) to the same value as your e-mail address.

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1) how would you do that? 2) Would it mess up existing users? – Force Flow Jul 23 '12 at 0:04
You would do that in Active Directory, in AD Users & Computers, on the user, under the "Account" tab. If you need a new Suffix (, there is a guide here. I don't know if it messes up existing users in your environment. This depends if you use the UPN anywhere yet. Best to test it out with a few test users probably – MichelZ Jul 23 '12 at 7:24

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