I removed AD by cmd using dcpromo and now when trying to access and login after a reboot with the Administrator account I can't. Do I need to reset the password from a boot disk?
on 11/06/2012 – Made popular on 11/06/2012
in my Windows Server 2003 server, I have 2 administrator account (let's call them admin1 and admin2). I logged in as admin2 to reset admin1's password but I'm not able to login after that. I have checked and verified that the admin1's "Account is disabled" option is not checked.
However, the "User cannot change password" option is enabled.
I was using my computer last night with no issues, today when I tried to log in, instead of loading the desktop I was faced with the login screen.
I ensured my username was selected and typed my password.
I know some folks out there recommend not to rename the built-in administrator in Windows Server 2003. Instead, create another admin account with the same privileges and disable the built-in administrator account. But what if the situation is that I need to rename the administrator account?
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I'm trying to reset a password for local administrator for a server running 2008 R2 in raid.
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