Default admin password for server 2012 eval?

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:


Any ideas?
danbrown_IT ManagerAsked:
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
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.

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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Have you tried leaving a blank password?

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