bootcfg copy

Applies to: Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

Makes a copy of an existing boot entry, to which you can add command-line options.


bootcfg /copy [/s <computer> [/u <domain>\<user> /p <password>]] [/d <description>] [/id <osentrylinenum>]


Parameter Description
/s <computer> Specifies the name or IP address of a remote computer (don't use backslashes). The default is the local computer.
/u <domain>\<user> Runs the command with the account permissions of the user specified by <user> or <domain>\<user>. The default is the permissions of the current logged on user on the computer issuing the command.
/p <password> Specifies the password of the user account that is specified in the /u parameter.
/d <description> Specifies the description for the new operating system entry.
/id <osentrylinenum> Specifies the operating system entry line number in the [operating systems] section of the Boot.ini file to which the operating system load options are added. The first line after the [operating systems] section header is 1.
/? Displays help at the command prompt.


To copy boot entry 1 and enter \ABC Server\ as the description:

bootcfg /copy /d \ABC Server\ /id 1