New WHS2011 build, can't login at first login screen RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm moving my WHS setup from V1 to V2 and have just built the basics (just a single drive) on the bench of V2 to get familiar and do some setup.  I installed a Technet image via USB, it does a reboot, install network drivers and a reboot, it asks for a server name (SERVER2) and a password, then the 'setup' where it takes up to 30 minutes, and then I'm at the desktop.  This all seems normal.

    The first time from here I installed a bunch of Windows updates and after the reboot I had the login issue where 'Administrator' is hard filled in and there is the password box.  It won't take the password I gave it (alpha-numeric plus an exclamaition).  I did a complete reinstall just now and I decided to reboot before installing Windows updates, but I'm having the same issue.

    I've done some searching but can't tell what I'm doing wrong here.  Any ideas?

    Hardware:  Biostar TH67+, i3-2120T, 2x4gb ram, WD6400AAKS drive.

    Sunday, February 19, 2012 12:50 AM


  • It appears to be a password ending in an exclaimation point that is the issue.
    • Marked as answer by Jeff Kogut Sunday, February 19, 2012 6:49 PM
    Sunday, February 19, 2012 6:49 PM