How to find the Azure Site Recovery Passphrase

When you have to manually install the Azure Site Recovery agent you must provide the Passphrase. In this blogpost I describe how you can find the Passphrase.

  1. Sign in to your configuration server, and then open a command prompt window as an administrator.
  2. To change the directory to the bin folder, execute the command cd %ProgramData%\ASR\home\svsystems\bin
  3. To generate the passphrase file, execute genpassphrase.exe -v > MobSvc.passphrase.
  4. Your passphrase will be stored in the file located at %ProgramData%\ASR\home\svsystems\bin\MobSvc.passphrase.

Open this file using your favourite editor and you have found your passphrase. Good luck!


    1. Author

      Thank you for your comment! Although the screendump (removed) was 4 years old, I’ve just tested this approach and it still works! What didn’t work for you?

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