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Fail to login after service pack 2 update - windows web server 2008

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  • As my title explains I am able to login to my Windows web server 2008 after i updated from sp1 to sp2

    I have read the related topics none of which directly relates to my problem.

    I have a hard time to give more information since I am 'locked out' but it seems that a reinstall is in order.

    I have previously made updates and configuration changes to the system, including reboots. So I am sure that I typed the right password and not fallen for the capslock trap.

    If any of you have experienced similar issues I would be happy to hear from you.

    Ps. The server is not part of a AD/DC setup and local rules for passwords hence should not have been inforced

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 1:58 PM

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  • As my title explains I am able to login to my Windows web server 2008 after i updated from sp1 to sp2

    I have read the related topics none of which directly relates to my problem.

    I have a hard time to give more information since I am 'locked out' but it seems that a reinstall is in order.

    I have previously made updates and configuration changes to the system, including reboots. So I am sure that I typed the right password and not fallen for the capslock trap.

    If any of you have experienced similar issues I would be happy to hear from you.

    Ps. The server is not part of a AD/DC setup and local rules for passwords hence should not have been inforced

    Sorry to hear that, you are having issues. I personally haven't come across such situation.

    Quickest way is to reset password on the server. 

    Following might help

    How To Remove Passwords Using Offline NT Password & Registry Editor 

    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/ss/ontpre-screenshot-guide.htm

    How To Recover Passwords Using Ophcrack LiveCD

    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/ss/ophcracksbs.htm

    Resetting Passwords with the DaRT

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/resetting-passwords-with-the-diagnostics-and-recovery-toolset.aspx

    Also, refer this discussion

    Thanks


    Regards, Santosh

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    • Marked as answer by johan nielsen Tuesday, December 11, 2012 10:25 PM
    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 4:18 PM
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