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Stored Passwords

Postby Somebeachsomewhere » Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:09 pm

Could someone please explain to me how the stored passwords works in the settings of IFW? For example, what name do I use- a user with admin privileges? Suppose the users name is Administrator. Do I put that name in there and then put that users password in appropriate boxes? How do I reference this entry using the /pw:{#name #} as on page 155 of the IFW manual? I don't want to use /pw:mypassword as wouldn't this expose the password in clear text? I don't wish to encrypt the backup, just project it with a password from a .cmd file. :?:
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Re: Stored Passwords

Postby TeraByte Support(PP) » Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:00 pm

Just run IFW as the user you need the password saved for (needs to be a user with administrator privileges). Then enter the name you want to use for the stored password (e.g. backuppassword) and enter the password twice. Finally, click Add to save it.

From the command line you would use the /pw command and specify the name you gave your saved password. For example:

imagew /b /d:w0 /f:"e:\backups\systembackup" /v /pw:{#backuppassword#}

If you have spaces in the name make sure to surround it with quotes:

imagew /b /d:w0 /f:"e:\backups\systembackup" /v /pw:"{#my saved password#}"
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Re: Stored Passwords

Postby Somebeachsomewhere » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:07 am

So as long as I create the password with an account that has admin privileges it doesn't have to be the actual users name? In one of your examples JohnDoe was used. As long as I'm creating the stored password in an account that has admin privileges I would reference this in a .cmd file as /pw:{#JohnDoe#}? And, of course, if it had spaces to include quotation marks.
I've looked through both the IFD and IFL manuals and neither has the option of stored passwords. Is this because neither of those programs are aware of the windows registry which, apparently, is where the encrypted passwords are stored?

Please note in this KB article
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=271
there are references to an /enc:2 option. Is this a typo? The only ones I can find in the manual are /enc:1 and /enc:3. I've actually tried the /enc:2 and it gives me an invalid parameter.

Then you very much for the response.
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Re: Stored Passwords

Postby TeraByte Support(PP) » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:01 pm

Somebeachsomewhere wrote:
> So as long as I create the password with an account that has admin
> privileges it doesn't have to be the actual users name? In one of your
> examples JohnDoe was used. As long as I'm creating the stored password in
> an account that has admin privileges I would reference this in a .cmd file
> as /pw:{#JohnDoe#}? And, of course, if it had spaces to include quotation
> marks.

The name of the saved password doesn't have to be a user's name. Just enter the text you would like to use to reference the password. The admin account used needs to be the same when the saved password is created as when it will be used or it won't find it. For example, if John Smith is the admin user you will be using to run the IFW task or command line operation, you would run IFW using the John Smith account and create the saved password.

> I've looked through both the IFD and IFL manuals and neither has the option
> of stored passwords. Is this because neither of those programs are aware of
> the windows registry which, apparently, is where the encrypted passwords
> are stored?

Yes, they're saved in the registry. IFD and IFL do not support stored passwords.

> Please note in this KB article
> http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=271
> there are references to an /enc:2 option. Is this a typo? The only ones I
> can find in the manual are /enc:1 and /enc:3. I've actually tried the
> /enc:2 and it gives me an invalid parameter.

The examples have been changed to /enc:3.
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Re: Stored Passwords

Postby Somebeachsomewhere » Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:19 pm

If the passwords are stored in the registry suppose my Windows 7 installation is completely corrupted. If I save a Full Backup to an external USB HD using WinPE/RE can I access the stored password upon a restore from the .tbi file since I won't be able to use the Windows 7 registry? If IFL and IFD do not use the registry do I just enter the password at the prompt or will I not be able to use these programs at all to restore?
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Re: Stored Passwords

Postby TeraByte Support(PP) » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:43 pm

If the stored passwords aren't available (corrupted registry, IFD/IFL, etc.) then you would have to use the actual password.

For example, to validate the image, use:
imagew /v /f:myimage /pw:"my actual password"

instead of:
imagew /v /f:myimage /pw:{#mystoredpasswordname#}

When entering the password at a prompt (say, when trying open it) you would type in the actual password.
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Re: Stored Passwords

Postby mjnelson99 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:13 am

I am wondering if you mean passwords or install codes, for example, for
Windows or others.

I would save such essential info on a flash drive as well as the computer.
Mary

On 7/13/2016 7:19 PM, Somebeachsomewhere wrote:
> If the passwords are stored in the registry suppose

my Windows 7 installation is completely corrupted.

If I save a Full Backup to an external USB HD using WinPE/RE

can I access the stored password upon a restore from the .tbi file

since I won't be able to use the Windows 7 registry? If IFL and IFD

do not use the registry do I just enter the password at the prompt

or will I not be able to use these programs at all to restore?
>
>
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