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Default password for first time log in at Server 2003 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have installed windows server 2003 Standard for Testing purpose. Now I have failed to log in, because what is the default password for Administrator?
    Noman Fayez
    Sunday, December 12, 2010 7:13 PM

Answers

  • There is no "default" password.  During the installation of the server OS, you were prompted during the installation wizard to set the admin password.
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    Sunday, December 12, 2010 7:22 PM
  • I am not sure if you understand that when you installed the OS, you provided the installation wizard with the administrator password.  If you have forgotten what the password is, you may have to reinstall the OS again.  Microsoft's formal support is that the admin password cannot be retrieved.

    There are some applications you can download (at your own risk) which allow you to create a bootable CD to reset the admin password.  Again, that is not a supported operation. 

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=reset+domain+admin+password


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    • Proposed as answer by Meinolf Weber Sunday, December 12, 2010 10:05 PM
    • Marked as answer by Khan Ahmed Monday, December 13, 2010 10:18 AM
    Sunday, December 12, 2010 8:17 PM
  • There is no "default" password. During installation process, it will prompt to input a password for the administrator account.
    Shaon Shan| TechNet Subscriber Support in forum| If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com
    • Marked as answer by Khan Ahmed Monday, December 13, 2010 10:17 AM
    Monday, December 13, 2010 1:56 AM

All replies

  • There is no "default" password.  During the installation of the server OS, you were prompted during the installation wizard to set the admin password.
    Visit: anITKB.com, an IT Knowledge Base.
    Sunday, December 12, 2010 7:22 PM
  • After installing server 2003 standard it is asking for user name Administrator and passward blank then how could I log in?


    Noman Fayez
    Sunday, December 12, 2010 7:35 PM
  • I am not sure if you understand that when you installed the OS, you provided the installation wizard with the administrator password.  If you have forgotten what the password is, you may have to reinstall the OS again.  Microsoft's formal support is that the admin password cannot be retrieved.

    There are some applications you can download (at your own risk) which allow you to create a bootable CD to reset the admin password.  Again, that is not a supported operation. 

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=reset+domain+admin+password


    Visit: anITKB.com, an IT Knowledge Base.

    • Proposed as answer by Meinolf Weber Sunday, December 12, 2010 10:05 PM
    • Marked as answer by Khan Ahmed Monday, December 13, 2010 10:18 AM
    Sunday, December 12, 2010 8:17 PM
  • There is no "default" password. During installation process, it will prompt to input a password for the administrator account.
    Shaon Shan| TechNet Subscriber Support in forum| If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com
    • Marked as answer by Khan Ahmed Monday, December 13, 2010 10:17 AM
    Monday, December 13, 2010 1:56 AM
  • Ok, you people are right. I have re-install it again. and provide password when installing. Now I can not believe myself that what happened in my first installation. I did not find, it is asking me to provide password in installation time. I know that it will hardly believed by anybody. Now, I have to stop argument because I it is very tough to believed myself also. Thank you guys for your support! Without your support I could waste more time for looking default password. Regards
    • Edited by Khan Ahmed Monday, December 13, 2010 10:21 AM Repetition of words
    Monday, December 13, 2010 10:16 AM