Administrator password invalid after install from USB pen drive RRS feed

  • Question

  • I installed WHS 2011 on my Atom machine with a USB key made from the Technet image I got through my subscription.

    I found that when setup completed I was able to interact with the desktop and set up shared folders and the like. I added a user and authenticated via file sharing from another PC on my network. But as soon as the server rebooted I was prompted with the login dialog for WHS\Administrator, but the password I set during the setup would not be accepted.

    After giving up and assuming I got the password wrong, I reinstalled the whole system and got exactly the same issue again.

    I am sure that prior to this I installed WHS using the same image, but over a DVD and did not get the password issue.

    Can anyone make suggestions? CAPS lock was not enabled at either point.




    Thursday, October 27, 2011 1:52 PM

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  • Are you changing the default keyboard layout at some point?
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Thursday, October 27, 2011 3:25 PM