_sbs_netsetup password?

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Chris Jensen, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. Chris Jensen

    Chris Jensen Guest

    i recently replaced a computer on my network. after installing the OS
    and running all the updates and software installs i needed, i attempted
    to join it to my SBS network. the computer was mistakenly named the
    same as the previous in the Network ID dialog

    i went through the connection wizard on the SBS server, selected the
    user to create an account for, but of course didn't see the computer
    name available on the list of computer accounts. i went to the Server
    Management console and added a new computer, named differently from the
    one already there. when i went back through the setup, assigning the
    user and the computer, i got a dialog box mentioning that setup would
    delete the previous account and use the new one. i accepted and it told
    me i needed to change the name of this computer to resolve any Network
    ID conflicts. i did so, changing the local name to the new computer
    name on the server and restarted. now, when the computer comes to the
    windows login screen, it shows the "_sbs_netsetup" account and requires
    a password. i of course don't know this password and can't find any
    mention of it with a google search or in the documentation.

    i tried removing and re-adding the new computer name, and the old one,
    on the server. no change. i know the _sbs_netsetup user is used to log
    on to the computer during setup and add the necessary SBS components.
    is there a password i need to put in to get the process restarted or
    will i need to reinstall everything from the OS up again?

    thanks in advance!
    Chris Jensen, Dec 19, 2005
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    Robb Pierce Guest

    try logining on with the administrator account. hello.
    Robb Pierce, Dec 19, 2005
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  3. Chris Jensen

    Chris Jensen Guest

    there is no option for logging into the administrator account, and there
    is no option to manually name the account to log into.
    Chris Jensen, Dec 19, 2005
  4. Chris Jensen

    Robb Pierce Guest

    I assume that the computer is coming upto the blue welcome screen, not the
    standard logon dialog box. Hit CTRL+ALT+DEL twice and it will go from stupid
    moronic welcome screen to a dialog box that you can use and not feel so
    trapped into the microsoft interface.
    Robb Pierce, Dec 19, 2005
  5. Chris Jensen

    Chris Jensen Guest

    great thanks! i'm in. you learn something new every day
    Chris Jensen, Dec 19, 2005
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