Systems Deployment Question
Local Administrator Password issues
03/03/2015 3563 views
I am trying to deploy a Windows 7 machine using the K2000 and the KACE Sysprep creator utility. In the master image, I have the local machine Administrator enabled. After I run the sysprep utility and push the image, the local Administrator account will automatically log into the PC the designated number of times set in the unattend.xml file. When I have to manually log into the PC with the administrator password, I receive "The user name or password is incorrect". I'm sure the solution is simple, but what would cause this, and how do I fix it?
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I would check to see if your username and password are correct in the sysprep unattend.xml file. We have a tool as well (Desktop Authority) that will automatically set the local administrator password based on a policy. Make sure you do not have a tool or a GPO that may be changing the local admin account or password if the machine is joined to the domain.
As a last resort you may be able to find a script that automatically changes that password and use that as a post installation task. But if it is set correctly in the unattend.xml file then i have never seen where the password would not work after the automatic logons have stopped.
Answered 03/03/2015 by: jamie_kace