Other inbuilt windows password uitlity.

Adam Human 81 Reputation points
2021-04-19T18:39:49.597+00:00

Hi,

During the days when the outlook password prompt gave a real problem, I used to use an inbuilt windows utility/service and remove passwords for outlook, but now I forget the name, this was real good at resolving that problem and it used to work from the CMD or powershell.(Ah... I can't even make up which one it was)

It is not the credential manager, no I did not use the credential manager from the cmd, this was something really at the core of the windows that used to store those outlook and windows passwords and we used to clear them from there, I was using windows 10 all the time when we used this. For the life of me, I just can't remember how I used to call it from cmd. I need to know because I recently came across this issue again and it took me a while to resolve it, but I am confident if I knew the name of the utility that thing would have resolved in 15 minutes rather than in 2 hours as I had to follow all different steps to get to it.

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  1. Gary Nebbett 3,831 Reputation points
    2021-04-19T18:47:19.64+00:00

    @Adam Human ,

    Was it VaultCmd?

    Gary


  2. Teemo Tang 11,026 Reputation points
    2021-04-20T02:08:58.837+00:00

    The cmdkey.exe is a Credential Manager Command Line Utility.
    This file is part of Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. Cmdkey.exe is developed by Microsoft Corporation. It’s a system and hidden file. Cmdkey.exe is usually located in the %SYSTEM% sub-folder and its usual size is 13,824 bytes.
    cmdkey | Microsoft Learn
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/cmdkey

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  3. Adam Human 81 Reputation points
    2021-04-21T18:34:39.893+00:00

    Can anyone answer this?

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  4. Teemo Tang 11,026 Reputation points
    2021-04-22T02:21:40.38+00:00

    If you confirm the tool is a Microsoft product or a Windows built-in command-line tool, you could open a request ticket with Microsoft from here:
    https://support.serviceshub.microsoft.com/supportforbusiness
    Consulting and discussing with engineers by phone directly will be more effective

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