Unable to log into restored Virtual Machine with local account

unable to log into restored Virtual Machine using local account. VM has a local password that has been working , the VM was backed up and restored using vranger software, the local account login details will not work on the restored VM however while still working on the original VM, any reason why local account login details would not work on the restored VM?
ICT EngineerHead of ICTAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Is this Windows ?
ICT EngineerHead of ICTAuthor Commented:
Hi, yes the VM that was restored was windows server 2012
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
So just change the local admin password?

do you know how ?
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
This process can be used to change any password including a domain admin account: Crack the Cred: Seize a DC

That is why all DCs should be BitLockered.
ICT EngineerHead of ICTAuthor Commented:
Ok, so just to clarify. Here's what the issue is:

1. We backup a server with vranger. We know the local admin password and it works
2. We restore the vranger backup and try to login in with the local admin, but it says the password is wrong. Really weird.

Any ideas?
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Try doing the same with a trial version of ShadowProtect by StorageCraft. Then at least there would be a direct comparison.

It sounds like the vRanger (never heard of it) product is tweaking some bits.

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