How can I install or enable the ktpass.exe utility on a Windows 7 workstation?


Unfortunately the answer is that keytabs for Kerberos cannot be generated on Windows 7. It must be generated using the ktpass utility on a Windows Server OS.

The Keytab must be generated on either a member server or a domain controller of the Active Directory domain using the ktpass.exe command. Use the Windows Server built-in utility ktpass.exe to create the keytab. The ktpass command must be run on either a member server or a domain controller of the Active Directory domain. Further, Keytabs must be created on a Windows Server operating system such as Windows Server 2008, 2012, or 2016. Keytabs cannot be created on a workstation operating system, such as Windows 7, 8 or Windows 10

  • From the official Microsoft Docs.

Reference: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/36470.kerberos-keytabs-explained.aspx

EDIT: A potential workaround may be to install a linux vm and use ktutil

  • 1
    I've verified that using a linux (ubuntu in my case) WSL on Windows 10. The packages seem to be "apt install krb5-config" "apt install krb5-user" (don't quote me, im not a linux guru). You have to get the file "/etc/krb5.conf" (on the wsl) correct. Running this ON WINDOWS gave me a magic value "gpresult /V" and then Find this: "Group Policy was applied from:" I then had to ping the "applied from" value, and put that IP address in my krb5.conf. Here is a small example stackoverflow.com/questions/53290348/… Mar 23 '20 at 11:43

I believe this only applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 according to Technet.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.