Does Vista Have Administrator Default Password?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Hannes, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. Hannes

    Hannes Guest

    I just upgraded my PC and bought a new tower - the supplier insisited
    that Windows Vista Business comes with it as operating system. They
    install the software before dispatching it to the dealer. I've
    connected the new tower and and the first window that appears asks me
    for the administrator's password. Surely this is not standard? I should
    be taken to the welcome screen (according to the documentation) and then
    given the oppurtunity to change the password.

    My question: does Vista business come with a default password? I've
    tried entering everything from the serial number to the bar code of the
    box that the cd came in but nothing works. Is it possible that they set
    a password at the assembly plant? I've contacted the dealer and he says
    that he doesn't know, but will try to find out (when he has some time!).
    Even though I have the software on the cd, I'd prefer not to re-install
    Vista as I have no experience in what to do. Please advise.
    Hannes, Mar 30, 2007
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  2. There are no passwords configured by default when you install Vista. Even
    the built-in administrator account should not have a password. This would
    have to be done manually after the installation. I would really call that
    dealer and escalate this with appropriate force.
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, Mar 31, 2007
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  3. Hannes

    Mark2008 Guest

    The default is Passwor
    Mark2008, Aug 9, 2008
  4. Smooth Mark. You gave a WRONG answer to someone who asked a question
    Paul Montgomery, Aug 9, 2008
  5. Hannes

    Mark2008 Guest

    I said or not.
    A new installation sometimes puts the default password into the box and
    wants you to re-type it. It worked here, but then I realized that it
    would not always be "Password" so added the comment of "or not". Thank
    you for being a guardian of the realm.
    Mark2008, Aug 9, 2008
  6. Replying to a post from MARCH OF LAST YEAR was dumber than your
    answer. Check the date before you reply, and in most cases you should
    quote what you are replying to.
    Paul Montgomery, Aug 9, 2008
  7. Hannes

    MIKLO Guest

    *Now Im answering some months later,but I think its a good thing to
    answer (with correct info) a question no matter how old it is. The issue
    is that someone may have this question today and needs answer to old
    question. So as long as someone is sure of their answer I vote to give
    it no matter how old or long ago it was posted. Please keep in mind
    that a wrong answer just makes more confusion for the person asking.
    Thats my 2 cents worth (maybe a dollar due 2 inflation)....thanks.
    MIKLO, Apr 21, 2009
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