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Can't login to client after upgrade to 2012 R2 Essentials RRS feed

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  • I've been running 2012 Essentials for some time now and I just upgraded to 2012 R2 Essentials and kept the same domain name.  So far no problem. I've been removing the client tools and leaving the domain and two of my machines are ok. One computer finished the process and now I can't login anymore. It's Windows 8.1 and it shows me a local login screen but tells me that my password is incorrect. I know it's the right password for the local account but it won't accept it. Even worse, there's no Change User link (though I have 4 local users) so I can't try any other options.  What can I do?

    -- Arian T. Kulp | Visual C# MVP | http://www.ariankulp.com Please remember to mark as helpful, or mark as answer if this helps you!

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 3:37 AM

Answers

  • Well the issue is resolved now.  I force turned off the computer while booting to trigger automatic repair.  There I chose System Restore, which this time prompted for a password for Administrator (which was somehow blank).  Anyway, it's restored.  Seems kind of like dumb luck.  I think the key is to make sure that you have a local account and know the password.  In my case though, the login screen wasn't giving me a Change User option so I lucked out here.

    -- Arian T. Kulp | Visual C# MVP | http://www.ariankulp.com Please remember to mark as helpful, or mark as answer if this helps you!

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7:39 PM

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  • is it an actual local account or a 'microsoft account' ?

    Robert Pearman SBS MVP
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    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 2:44 PM
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  • Well, the thing is I don't think I created any true local accounts.  It's weird though.  The login page that I'm greeted with shows my login name which I use for my domain account, not my email address, and no domain name, yet it shows my account image from my MS account.  Regardless though, I've used my domain and MS account password.  It doesn't say anything about problem connecting to server (like it might have if it was still trying to hit the old domain server).  It just says incorrect password.  With no ability to change user I'm just stuck. I have no password reset disk (I've never needed such a thing before!) so I just don't know how to proceed. 

    -- Arian T. Kulp | Visual C# MVP | http://www.ariankulp.com Please remember to mark as helpful, or mark as answer if this helps you!

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 3:32 AM
  • Well the issue is resolved now.  I force turned off the computer while booting to trigger automatic repair.  There I chose System Restore, which this time prompted for a password for Administrator (which was somehow blank).  Anyway, it's restored.  Seems kind of like dumb luck.  I think the key is to make sure that you have a local account and know the password.  In my case though, the login screen wasn't giving me a Change User option so I lucked out here.

    -- Arian T. Kulp | Visual C# MVP | http://www.ariankulp.com Please remember to mark as helpful, or mark as answer if this helps you!

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7:39 PM