Reset IE user/password for Intranet site

Ever waste a LOT of time on something you just KNOW is being controlled by some obscure little check box squirled away on some hidden dialog?

I logged into a local intranet site recently with some test credentials (don’t ask me how). From that point on I could NOT get the site to see me as anything but the test user. I tried resetting the browser, clearing the cache (including the settings that say “username/password”). Nothing worked.

God bless Stack overflow:

It turned out to be in the windows control panel. Nothing to do with the browser really.

  1. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, User Accounts.
  2. Click the Advanced tab.
  3. Click Manage Passwords.
  4. Find the entry in the list the corresponds to the site(s) where you’re seeing this behavior. Remove it

Back to work…