Outlook: update password via credential manager


  • Outlook not accepting password entered in popup dialog box


  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 10


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  • Click the start iconĀ  to pull up a search box
  • Type in ‘credential manager‘ and click the link when it appears

  • The stored credentials for Outlook will be under the heading: MS.Outlook.???????.
  • There are 2 options as listed below to update the password

  • OPTION 1 – click edit, update the password, and click SAVE.

  • OPTION 2 – click Remove from vault and let Windows create a new entry when Outlook is started


  • Contact your local IT support person/group as access to the credential manager may require escalated privileges on department managed devices

  • Duke Medicine users can contact the DHTS Service Desk at 919 684 2243
  • Duke University users can contact the OIT Service Desk at 919 684 2200 or oit.duke.edu/help