How To: Get Visual Studio To Remember Your CodePlex TFS Credentials

by Jon Davis 3. September 2009 19:40

Because I keep Team Explorer open when I work with my CodePlex projects, every time I start Visual Studio it prompts me for my CodePlex credentials, even if I haven’t yet selected a project to open yet. Sadly, there is no “Save my credentials” checkbox when logging into the TFS server.

There is a straightforward workaround. The answer is here:


I've just found a work-around (if not a solution) by twiddling around:
(Windows XP x64, domain-member computer, so I get the 'advanced' Users control panel)
Start > Settings > Control Panel > User Accounts > Advanced > Manage Passwords > Add
Username: snd\W3bbo_cp
Password: yada
And hey-presto, no more prompts.


In vista, the option is called Manage network passwords.

Worked for me. W00t and stuff.

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Jon Davis (aka "stimpy77") has been a programmer, developer, and consultant for web and Windows software solutions professionally since 1997, with experience ranging from OS and hardware support to DHTML programming to IIS/ASP web apps to Java network programming to Visual Basic applications to C# desktop apps.
Software in all forms is also his sole hobby, whether playing PC games or tinkering with programming them. "I was playing Defender on the Commodore 64," he reminisces, "when I decided at the age of 12 or so that I want to be a computer programmer when I grow up."

Jon was previously employed as a senior .NET developer at a very well-known Internet services company whom you're more likely than not to have directly done business with. However, this blog and all of have no affiliation with, and are not representative of, his former employer in any way.

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