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  • Administrator Password is blank but still cant login in Win Server 2003 R2

    Hi All,

    I am trying to reset the Local Administrator Password in our Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 Edition into BLANK.

    I used this guide (Petri.co.il Forgot Admin Password Forum)
    http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_admini...r_password.htm

    I followed every step and no error encountered so far. But when I reboot to SAFE mode and tried to log in to Administrator. I can't get in (Invalid Username or Password )

    I boot again to the CD and I just checked that the Administrator account has already *BLANK* password.

    I did compare the screen shots provided in the guide with the Server and found that the differences are:

    FROM THE GUIDE:
    Account bits: 0x0214 =
    [ ] Disabled | [ ] Homedir req. | [X] Passwd not req. |
    [ ] Temp. duplicate | [X] Normal account | [ ] NMS account |
    [ ] Domain trust ac | [ ] Wks trust act. | [ ] Srv trust act |
    [X] Pwd don't expir | [ ] Auto lockout | [ ] (unknown 0x0 |
    [ ] (unknown 0x10) | [ ] (unknown 0x20) | [ ] (unknown 0x40) |

    Failed login count: 0, while max tries is: 0
    Total login count: 3

    MY SERVER:
    Account bits: 0x0210 = <--- HERE
    [ ] Disabled | [ ] Homedir req. | [ ] Passwd not req. | <--- HERE
    [ ] Temp. duplicate | [X] Normal account | [ ] NMS account |
    [ ] Domain trust ac | [ ] Wks trust act. | [ ] Srv trust act |
    [X] Pwd don't expir | [ ] Auto lockout | [ ] (unknown 0x0 |
    [ ] (unknown 0x10) | [ ] (unknown 0x20) | [ ] (unknown 0x40) |

    Failed login count: 0, while max tries is: 0
    Total login count: 0 <---- HERE

    Where do you think the error is coming from? And how can I correct them and finally login to my Local Administrator Account?

    Many Thanks in Advance!

    Bano

  • #2
    Re: Administrator Password is blank but still cant login in Win Server 2003 R2

    You need to give it a password instead of setting it to blank password.
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    • #3
      Re: Administrator Password is blank but still cant login in Win Server 2003 R2

      To clear the password you'll have to enter * at "Please enter new password:".
      (otherwise when you enter nothing it leave the password unchanged)

      "Blanking password! / Do you really want to change it? (y/n)[n]" answer that question with y

      Select: ! to quit


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      • #4
        Re: Administrator Password is blank but still cant login in Win Server 2003 R2

        Sorry but I can no longer change the password. As it says 'Password is already blank and cannot be changed. Try logging in without Password! '

        Any other way? I really need to get this server working by Monday

        Just a thought: Is there any way to edit the Account bits from 0x0210 to 0x0214? As this Account may allow | [X] Passwd not req. |. What do you think? How can I do it? I am thinking of Registry Editor included in the Boot CD, but I am lost using it.

        Please help

        Bano
        Last edited by bano; 27th June 2009, 05:30.

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        • #5
          Re: Administrator Password is blank but still cant login in Win Server 2003 R2

          Why did you need to blank out the password in the first place?

          If it's that critical, may want to think about setting up a new server to replace it. May be the best solution.
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          • #6
            Re: Administrator Password is blank but still cant login in Win Server 2003 R2

            Thanks for all the replies.

            I've done it. I am able to login now with the Local Administrator.

            Thanks to all, I really I appreciate your help

            Cheers!!

            Bano

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            • #7
              Re: Administrator Password is blank but still cant login in Win Server 2003 R2

              How'd you do it?
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