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The first time I installed Server 2008, I thought to myself, "I don't remember being asked to set the password." So I installed it a second time and am now certain that it must be asking for a default password.


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Doh! The default password was blank... and I must have changed it weeks ago when I fist got this test system up and running. Thanks. – Nathan Hartley Aug 5 '09 at 14:44
up vote 11 down vote accepted

The default Administrator password is blank and you're required to change it on the first logon.


I know this probably doesn't help too much but after you set a password here is some info on the password policies for 2008 server.

Like Evan said, the default password should be blank unless you accidentally put something in without realizing it.

MS Technet


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