Retrieve the Wi-Fi password using CMD

It is always easier to get the Wi-Fi password of a CONNECTED network using the GUI. But how do we retrieve a password of a disconnected or an old Wi-Fi connection? The following article will describe on how to use the Netsh command to view the password in clear text.

Open Command Prompt in Admin Mode


Type in the following Netsh command to find all the Wireless LAN profiles stored and created in your computer

Netsh wlan show profile

The below picture shows the list of all the profiles and I have circled the profile of which I wanted to retrieve the password of.


Once you have decided on the profile of which you want to retrieve the password, type in the following command

Netsh wlan show profile mvp2015 key-clear

In this command mvp2015 is the Wi-Fi profile name


The text mentioned along side Key Content is the password f the Wi-FI connection

Create a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure

One of the functionalities of Microsoft Azure is to work as a Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform where virtual machines can be created and hosted. In this post we will look at how to create virtual machines in Azure.

Sign in to with your credential which has a Microsoft Azure subscription tied on to.


Click on Virtual Machines and click on Add


Select the type of virtual machine that needs to be created. In this case I will select a Windows based machine


Select the version of Windows. I will be selecting Windows 10


You can select a deployment model whether it would be managed by Resource Manager (VM v2) or Classic (VM v1) and click Create.


Fill in the relevant details and click OK


Select the machine size. You can view the pricing information from the same screen and click select.


Optional settings are to be selected and click OK


Verify the summary and click OK to create the Virtual Machine


The deployment will start and the dashboard will display the progress


By clicking the virtual machines link the status can be viewed of the machines that is being created


To connect to the machine that is created, click on the machine name to view the detail page and click on connect


The Virtual machine will be connected through remote desktop connection


Once connected the machine can be accessed


Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines

From a recent change in the Microsoft Azure Portal, when you try to create a Virtual Machine in Azure there are two options that are presented.


  1. Virtual Machines
  2. Virtual Machine (Classic)

In this post lets see the difference between the both.

The virtual machines are the new IaaS v2 virtual machines that could be created using the Azure Resource Manager (ARM) features. Microsoft recommends all new virtual machines to be created using this.

The virtual machines (classic) are the v1 machines which were created using the old Azure portal which does not include capabilities from ARM.

The below article describes the detailed functionalities of ARM