Just installed Windows Server 2003 - Never prompted to set password, no idea how to login
Posted on 2004-11-08
OK, I am feeling completely stupid on this one.
I just did a fresh install of Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition. At no time during the install was I prompted to set up any accounts, nor set a password for the default user, not that I know what the default username is (administrator?). The install claims to be done, but when I boot up and try to login, I can't.
No username is listed by default, so I tried administrator with no password. I received the following message:
"The system cannot log you on due to the following error:
The specified domain either does not exist or cannot be contacted."
So...where did I go wrong? And, am I SOL or is there a way I can fix this without re-installing?