Windows Server 2003 log on, then logs off immediately.

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Manta, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. Manta

    Manta Guest

    Admittedly I was purposely crashing a SCSI raid to test the rebuild, now I
    can't logon to the machine with the default admin password, which is actually
    blank if it matters.

    I get to the logon screen, hit enter for the password and it logs on, then
    starts to log me off, saves my settings and I'm back at the logon screen.

    Can anyone help?
    Manta, Jun 29, 2006
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  2. This is probably due to a change in the system drive
    letter. Run psexec.exe \\YourServer cmd on a networked
    machine, then report here the system drive letter you see.
    You can get psexec.exe from
    Pegasus \(MVP\), Jun 29, 2006
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  3. Manta

    Manta Guest

    Thanks Pegasus,

    Downloaded and ran, could not logon.

    Error Message
    PsExec v1.71 - Execute processes remotely
    Copyright (C) 2001-2006 Mark Russinovich
    Sysinternals -

    PsExec could not start Lx5m0xiayor5oxr:
    Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password.

    So I tried going in through explorer to see if i couls see the shares etc
    and got this message.

    Logon failure: user account restriction. Possible reasons are blank
    passwords not allowed, logon hour restrictions, or a policy has been enforced.

    Looks like using a blank admin password for testing even has come back to
    bite me. I can't even Manage the computer as I can't logon. I'll have to
    think of some way of changing the Administrator password somehow.
    Manta, Jun 30, 2006
  4. Manta

    Manta Guest

    As an addition, downloaded pspasswd from sysinternals and tried to change

    But then got this message

    PsPasswd v1.21 - Local and remote password changer
    Copyright (C) 2003-2004 Mark Russinovich
    Sysinternals -

    Error changing password:
    The user name could not be found.

    Looks like Administrator has been deleted or blocked.
    Manta, Jun 30, 2006
  5. Did you try running

    psexec /?

    You would see that you can add an account override:

    psexec \\YourServer -u administrator cmd or
    psexec \\YourServer -u DomainName\administrator cmd
    Pegasus \(MVP\), Jun 30, 2006
  6. Manta

    eddie Guest

    you may want to try ER Commander. this will boot the server into a "safe mode" opperation and you will be able to set the admin password - .NET Developer Portal of Choice
    eddie, Jan 26, 2007
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