Suse 12.1 autoyast, root password not set

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I'm trying to configure autoyast to run via cobbler. For some reason the root password is not getting set. I've tried to use encrypted password and generating a profile from GUI autoyast and then copying the "users" section. Nothing seems to work. This is what I have in the autoyast xml file. <users config:type="list"> <user> <encrypted config:type="boolean">false</encrypted> <user_password>password</user_password> <username>root</username> </user> </users> Thanks in advance. (HowTos)