06-13-2010 02:04 PM
04-11-2011 11:30 AM
Using SmartStart 8.6 x64 and HP Branded Windows Server 2008x64, if you enter an administrator password during SmartStart, that password will be LOST, and you will not be able to log in to Windows.
frustration,agravation,ruination,misery, heartache,and time wasting unbelievable that NEVER would have been allowed to stand in the "old days" of HP, back when they were the Cadillac of computer makers. Once Carly came along, everything went down hill... "let's save money and have our products produced in turd world countries!"... see how that's worked for your software HP? A simple unattended install file can't be fixed in over 2 years?!? You get what you pay for.
11-10-2011 11:41 AM - last edited on 11-11-2011 12:35 AM by VidyaVI
It's ridiculous that the problem still exists. I too have experienced the Local Administrator Password issue with 8.7 x64 and Win Server 2008R2 Standard on a Proliant DL 380 G6.
You'd think HP would at least put a note in the wizard to mention that there may be password issues with R2 instead of letting people waste time retyping a password 20 times. Fool me once, shame on me.
Currently taking advice of the above post for installing with a blank password now. I wonder when an issue become a priority for HP to fix? Hopefully when companies (or in my case a university) stops buying their products.
08-10-2012 07:10 AM
Thank you! Just ran into the password length problem and your tip that it is 14 characters got me into the server. My password was 17 when I typed it in SmartStart but I had to shorten it to the first 14 to get into Windows after the OS installation. Thanks again!