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Solved: Administrator password doesn't work

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  1. chewie1012

    chewie1012 Thread Starter

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    I have built a Vista system and added it to my domain. I created two users
    Jerry and Administrator. I can log on to my domain with the Jerry user name but cannot with the administrator account. I get the error "the username or password is incorrect."
    I can log on directly to my sbs 2003 server with my administrator username and password. I can log to the computer locally with the admininistrator as the user name and password. Any ideas?
    Thanks,
    Jerry
    PS I can log on to the domain with my Administrator account Jerry and password. I changed the Administrator password on the local machine to the same as the Domain/Administrator password.
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Vista has a (normally hidden) Administrator account. Creating one yourself is playing with fire, and may be the source of your problem.
     
  3. chewie1012

    chewie1012 Thread Starter

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    Terrynet,

    I figured out what I was doing wrong. I had the slash wrong. domainname\administrator not domain/administrator. Thank you for responding. I have logged on my server and pretty much worked as administrator for a couple of years. I understand you are supposed to do most of your work as a user etc. It is just me in my domain and I just use my server to help me share files across my home network and for learning. Thank you.
     
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    OK, glad you got it. Please mark this 'Solved' using the Thread Tools at the upper right.
     
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