cmdkey

Applies To: Windows Server (Semi-Annual Channel), 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: adds a user name and password to the list.

Requires the parameter of which identifies the computer or domain name that this entry will be associated with.
/generic: adds generic credentials to the list.

Requires the parameter of which identifies the computer or domain name that this entry will be associated with.
/smartcard Retrieves the credential from a smart card.
/user: Specifies the user or account name to store with this entry. If UserName is not supplied, it will be requested.
/pass: Specifies the password to store with this entry. If Password is not supplied, it will be requested.
/delete{: | /ras} deletes a user name and password from the list. If TargetName is specified, that entry will be deleted. If /ras is specified, the stored remote access entry will be deleted.
/list: Displays the list of stored user names and credentials. If TargetName is not specified, all stored user names and credentials will be listed.
/? Displays help at the command prompt.

remarks

  • if more than one smart card is found on the system when the /smartcard command-line option is used, cmdkey will display information about all available smart cards and then prompt the user to specify which one to use.
  • Passwords will not be displayed once they are stored. ## 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 the credential that remote access has stored, type: cmdkey /delete /ras To delete the credential that is stored for Server01, type: cmdkey /delete:Server01 ## additional references Command-Line Syntax Key