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  • Question

  • Hi

    Iam a basic user of Windows server 2008 , just had a doubt in server 2008 with the sysprep application (%Systemroot/sysprep).

    When i try to execute sysprep from command prompt after installation completed , it executed perfectly and i had given the Shutdown option as "Quit"  , System Clean Up action as "OoBE".

    My problem is after completion of that when i try to lock the user , the user identity is disappeared

    And when we try to switch user for the first time it asks to reset the password.

    • Moved by Ronnie VernonMVP Thursday, February 3, 2011 2:29 AM Focus (From:Service Pack 1 RC for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2)
    • Moved by Tim QuanModerator Thursday, February 3, 2011 3:13 AM (From:Migration)
    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 12:38 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    It is expected when you run the sysprep /generalize on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, the built-in administrator account password is reset. The Sysprep tool only clears the built-in administrator account’s password for server editions, not for client editions. The next time the computer starts, Setup displays a prompt for a password.

     

    Sysprep will restore the built-in Administrator account to default instead of deleting the built-in Administrator account. Sysprep does not delete existing user accounts except it restores the local Administrator account.

     

    Tim Quan

     

     

    Thursday, February 3, 2011 5:47 AM
    Moderator

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    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 1:49 PM
  • Hi,

     

    It is expected when you run the sysprep /generalize on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, the built-in administrator account password is reset. The Sysprep tool only clears the built-in administrator account’s password for server editions, not for client editions. The next time the computer starts, Setup displays a prompt for a password.

     

    Sysprep will restore the built-in Administrator account to default instead of deleting the built-in Administrator account. Sysprep does not delete existing user accounts except it restores the local Administrator account.

     

    Tim Quan

     

     

    Thursday, February 3, 2011 5:47 AM
    Moderator