Default admin password for server 2012 eval?

danbrown_
danbrown_ used Ask the Experts™
on
Hello Experts - I just downloaded an evaluation version of server 2012 r2 to setup a VMware lab.  I never got the default admin password either via download or email.  I am using the .iso instead of a VHD in case that makes a difference.  I've tried everything I could find online:

password
password1
pass@word
etc

Any ideas?
Comment
Watch Question

Do more with

Expert Office
EXPERT OFFICE® is a registered trademark of EXPERTS EXCHANGE®
Distinguished Expert 2018
Commented:
The out of box wizard asks you for a password during initial setup, thus there is no preconfigured default. If you didn't do the setup, you may have to reinstall from scratch.
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution Architect
Most Valuable Expert 2015
Top Expert 2015

Commented:
Have you tried leaving a blank password?

Will.
Imal UpalakshithaIT System Administrator

Commented:
it cannot skip initial setup password change prompt. you have to provide a password at the prompt, then you can login with that pwd & change later. people usually set abc@123 as the defualt password setup & change later.
did you meet the initial password change screen?
danbrown_IT Manager

Author

Commented:
Thank you, this was the problem.  The install was automated so I'll check the config file and find it there, thanks!

Do more with

Expert Office
Submit tech questions to Ask the Experts™ at any time to receive solutions, advice, and new ideas from leading industry professionals.

Start 7-Day Free Trial