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windows server 2008 foundation r2 Promoted to Domain controller and can't log in

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I promoted my server to domain controller and created the domain. It is the only server on the domain. Now I tried to log in remotely and it won't take my password.
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by:kg117
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How are you attempting to login what software are you using?
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by:Will Szymkowski
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By default Windows servers should have remote desktop enabled. Make sure that you have it enabled and the proper users have access to this. Another thing you can check is  windows/3rd party firewalls.
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Well most likely you are using a local Admin account instead of the new domain admin account since you must use the domain admin account since you promoted the server your local users and groups are disabled.
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it is saying that my password is invalid. What can I do? Is there a default password on this new domain admin account?
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You created the domain admin account during the promotion process.

What logon screen do you see? Make sure you domain is listed like domain\username depending on your logon screen
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I didn't think I created any domain admin during that process. Right now I get a screen that says RJSERVER\Adminstrator and Other user, then when I click on the administrator it has a field for the password. I put the password in and it says "The username or password is incorrect."
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RJServer is wrong click other user. You are logging onto a domain now not the local server.

domainname\username
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That was it. Why was it putting the server name?
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thanks!
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