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Jan 12 2008   11:27PM GMT

Setting Alternate Credentials to use for Accessing a System

Michael Khanin Michael Khanin Profile: Michael Khanin

When you connect to a new system you might be prompted for authentication or the access will fail. You can simply configure alternate sets of credentials to be used for various systems using the CMDKEY utility, as this example shows:

C:\Users\administrator>cmdkey / /user:admininfo\pelekan /pass:
Enter the password for ‘virt\bruce’ to connect to ‘’: ****

CMDKEY: Credential added successfully.

C:\Users\administrator>cmdkey /list

Currently stored credentials:
Type: Domain Password
User: admininfo\pelekan

Type: Domain Password

You can remove an entry using the cmdkey /delete: command.

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