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Last nght we did a migration to Vmware ESXi, everything went as according to plan. However this morning we cannot seem to login onto our database server. On our SBS server we can login. And the accounts are the same. I'm going insane here... It's an SBS 2008 and server 2008.
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Try to be a bit more accurate in describing error messages, please...
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We're getting " The username or password is incorrect" error when trying to login. We can only login into the server in safe mode without networking.
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Keyboard Layout?
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Keyboard is fine
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Are you trying to login as domain user a/c in you DB server?if yes please try with one more a/c which should be working.In that also if are not able to login please login as local admin a/c and rejoin domain with proper DNS entries.

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Packi
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Yeah, perhaps the GUID that identify the client uniquely has changhed cause of the hardware change (in some sit. changing VMWare version  is perceived by the servers as a change of hardware).

Disjoining and rejoining, maybe keeping sensitive services admin.vly OFF, should wipe out all these errors and start fresh.

Have a look at all other virtual servers that rely on this VMWare.

You should have a lot of USERENV and KERBEROS errors in event viewer of the DB server...

HTH Bye!
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by:IT Meetjesland
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We tried different users, even created a new one one, nothing worked. When I login to safe mode I cannot rejoin the server, the option grayed oud.
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by:ienaxxx
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Yeah, it's cause you are trying to logon without the network.

You should login as a local Administrator.

If you don't have credentials, login in safe mode and then reset the password for the local admin (This is not a DC, it'a s DB server, right?).
you can do this by typing

net user Administrator <theChoosenPW>

at administrative Command Prompt, or by using compmgmt.msc snap-in and going to users etc etc....

At last, you should login normally into the system by using "login as another user", perhaps typing the HOSTNAME before the user like this:

SYSNAME\Administrator


Once in, go to sysdm.cpl snap-in and disjoin  and .... well, you get the idea.


HTH bye!
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by:IT Meetjesland
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Small detail I forgat to add: The conversion we did started from Virtual machines which were running on a ubuntu server with VMWare. For now I created a new conversion of the database server. It seems to be working again.
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And we're back to "The username or password is incorrect", i'm starting to hate servers lol...
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There was a startup script disabled on the database server. If this script was not run, the netlogon services failed to start.
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There was a startup script disabled on the database server. If this script was not run, the netlogon services failed to start.
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Then why don't you try my solution? (create a local user from safe mode blahblahblah....).
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What about the script? What is it doing?

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