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Windows 2008 R2 - SafeBoot mode, cannot login - No logon servers available

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  • Windows 2008 R2 - SafeBoot mode, cannot login - No logon servers available

    Hello, I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 system (service pack 1) which is giving me a heck of a time. After setting the system into safe boot (minimal services), I cannot login. There was only one account: Administrator The password does not work the same way as it did on the normal mode. It will show "Bad username or password". It also will show: There are currently no logon servers are available to service the logon request I want to be able to get my normal bootup restored and regain access to the server logon. I have tried pressing F8 (actually space bar) and when I select boot normally it still goes into Safe Boot mode. I have tried a rescue disk (Lazesoft Recovery) to get to a cmd prompt, but cannot run msconfig as it tells me that msconfig must be run in administrator mode and it is not registered as a service. Thanks Mike

  • #2
    You will need to supply the administrator password used when the server was created - I hope you have a record of it!

    As to why it is starting in safe mode - you will need to get in to it to check logs etc
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      If the password is not being recognised and you are sure you are entering it correctly, I would check the keyboard layout. I've seen a similar thing (possibly here on Petri), where a UK keyboard was set to a US layout, transposing @ and " keys, etc (or vice versa).
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      • #4
        Seen the same thing as Blood talks about: the UK keyboard layout is only applied after Windows starts up normally. Before that, it only recognizes a US-layout, regardless what your keyboard physically has painted on the keys.
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