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Can Ping virtual machine but unable to logon

Om Joshi
Om Joshi asked
Last Modified: 2015-08-16

I can ping my windows 2008 server in VMWare esxi 5.5 server but unable to logon.

bascially, server01 ( DC1  with GC) ip dns1 and server02 (secondary DC2 with GC, DNS, Terminal service, etc) ip address, do not remember gateway & dns ip on this machine.

My server02 crashed and falied to power on with conflict of disc error.
so, i downloaded the server into VMware 11 on my laptop and truned it on successfully and then i moved server02 to VMEsxi but unable to logon. I can ping the server. I get incorrect user and password error everytime i try to logon.

I tried to logon to safemode after resetting local admin password using password reset utility from boot disc still no luck, same error message - incorrect user and password. I also get the same issue on vmware 11 as i tried to logon on that machine. then i thought importing back into ESXI could solve the problem.

I want to check DNS & DHCP settings on the server02 i believe if can get access then i can check and change.

is there any solution to this.
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