cmdkey

Applies to: Windows Server (Semi-Annual Channel), Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

Creates, lists, and deletes stored user names and passwords or credentials.

Syntax

cmdkey [{/add:<targetname>|/generic:<targetname>}] {/smartcard | /user:<username> [/pass:<password>]} [/delete{:<targetname> | /ras}] /list:<targetname>

Parameters

Parameters Description
/add:<targetname> Adds a user name and password to the list.

Requires the parameter of <targetname> which identifies the computer or domain name that this entry will be associated with.

/generic:<targetname> Adds generic credentials to the list.

Requires the parameter of <targetname> which identifies the computer or domain name that this entry will be associated with.

/smartcard Retrieves the credential from a smart card. If more than one smart card is found on the system when this option is used, cmdkey displays information about all available smart cards, and then prompts the user to specify which one to use.
/user:<username> Specifies the user or account name to store with this entry. If <username> isn't supplied, it will be requested.
/pass:<password> Specifies the password to store with this entry. If <password> isn't supplied, it will be requested. Passwords are not displayed after they're stored.
/delete{:<targetname> | /ras} Deletes a user name and password from the list. If <targetname> is specified, that entry is deleted. If /ras is specified, the stored remote access entry is deleted.
/list:<targetname> Displays the list of stored user names and credentials. If <targetname> isn't specified, all stored user names and credentials are listed.
/? Displays help at the command prompt.

Examples

To display a list of all user names and credentials that are stored, type:

cmdkey /list

To add a user name and password for user Mikedan to access computer Server01 with the password Kleo, type:

cmdkey /add:server01 /user:mikedan /pass:Kleo

To add a user name and password for user Mikedan to access computer Server01 and prompt for the password whenever Server01 is accessed, type:

cmdkey /add:server01 /user:mikedan

To delete a credential stored by remote access, type:

cmdkey /delete /ras

To delete a credential stored for Server01, type:

cmdkey /delete:server01

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