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bootcfg delete

Corey Plett|Last Updated: 1/19/2017
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Applies To: Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

deletes an operating system entry in the [operating systems] section of the Boot.ini file.


bootcfg /delete [/s <computer> [/u <Domain>\<User> /p <Password>]] [/id <OSEntryLineNum>]


/s Specifies the name or IP address of a remote computer (do not use backslashes). The default is the local computer.
/u \Runs the command with the account permissions of the user specified by or \. The default is the permissions of the current logged on user on the computer issuing the command.
/p Specifies the password of the user account that is specified in the /u parameter.
/id Specifies the operating system entry line number in the [operating systems] section of the Boot.ini file to delete. The first line after the [operating systems] section header is 1.
/?Displays help at the command prompt.


The following examples show how you can use the bootcfg /deletecommand:

bootcfg /delete /id 1
bootcfg /delete /s srvmain /u maindom\hiropln /p p@ssW23 /id 3

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