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SBS 2011 installation defaulted username and password but I don't know the password

Posted on 2011-09-08
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Help!  Just installed SBS 2011 on a HP server from the cd, it put in a default domain/username cougar, but I didn't see the password and now I can't log in to windows!  Any ideas on the password?
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by:Rob Williams
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I have never heard of a Windows server install that creates a user name other than Administrator. It may prompt you to create a user name. Also no operating system creates a password. Cougar was the pre release name of SBS 2008. Is there any chance of a mix up with that and this is not SBS 2011
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I'm not sure if it was installing 2008 prior to installing 2011?  It did mention 2008 a few times.
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This sounds very odd; it would not use a user name of cougar, it would not reference 2008 if it is 2011, and it would not create or display a password. I am afraid we need more details as to the product you installed. It does not sound like you are giving us all of the details.
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It's okay, it was during install there was a DOS screen offering the option to log into server 2008 R2 or setup and I think I interrupted the install before it was complete and somehow entered a server 2008 log in screen.
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Sorted it out myself in the end.
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