- gcloud alpha compute reset-windows-password - reset and return a password for a Windows machine instance
gcloud alpha compute reset-windows-password INSTANCE_NAME [--user=USER] [--zone=ZONE] [GCLOUD_WIDE_FLAG ...]
(ALPHA) gcloud alpha compute reset-windows-password allows a user
For Windows instances that are running a domain controller, running this command creates a new domain user if the user does not exist, or resets the password if the user does exist. It is not possible to use this command to create a local user on a domain-controller instance.
For all other instances, including domain-joined instances, running this command creates a local user or resets the password for a local user.
WARNING: Resetting a password for an existing user can cause the loss of data encrypted with the current Windows password, such as encrypted files or stored passwords.
The user running this command must have write permission for the Google Compute Engine project containing the Windows instance.
Name of the instance to operate on.
USER specifies the username to get the password for. If omitted, the
username is derived from your authenticated account email address.
Zone of the instance to operate on. If not specified, you may be prompted to
select a zone. gcloud will attempt to identify the zone by searching for
resources in your project. If the zone cannot be determined, you will then be
prompted with all Google Cloud Platform zones.
To avoid prompting when this flag is omitted, you can set the compute/zone property:
- $ gcloud config set compute/zone ZONE
A list of zones can be fetched by running:
- $ gcloud compute zones list
To unset the property, run:
- $ gcloud config unset compute/zone
Alternatively, the zone can be stored in the environment variable CLOUDSDK_COMPUTE_ZONE.
GCLOUD WIDE FLAGS
These flags are available to all commands: --account, --configuration, --flags-file, --flatten, --format, --help, --log-http, --project, --quiet, --trace-token, --user-output-enabled, --verbosity. Run $ gcloud help for details.
This command is currently in ALPHA and may change without notice. If this command fails with API permission errors despite specifying the right project, you will have to apply for early access and have your projects registered on the API whitelist to use it. To do so, contact Support at cloud.google.com/support These variants are also available:
- $ gcloud compute reset-windows-password $ gcloud beta compute reset-windows-password