On a Windows 7 (x64) remote desktop session to a Windows 2003 SBS server I changed the password for the Domain administrator. After changing the password I tried to login as Administrator on the win2k3 Server using the attached console (127.0.0.1). This login fails with a bad password error. The same password can be used to login without error when re-logging in using remote desktop.
I do not believe I was logged in when the password was changed, and an actual power down of the server did not resolve the problem and access to the command console is unavailable.
The state of the caps key has been checked many times. The keyboard on the Win7x64 machine is very different becuase it is a multilingual Laptop computer but the keyboard is set to US. The keyboard on the Win2k3SBS is also set to US. Both units are setup for Canadian English. A login using a Vista Machine via RWW works without a problem. The keyboard on the Vista Machine is close to the Keyboard on the Server.
Could it be a problem with the 64 bit version of the the Windows 7 system versus the 32 bit version of the Win2k3SBS R2?
To solve the problem the PW on the Windows-7 laptop was changed to all lowercase characters and numbers. I then logged out of the laptop. After this change I was able to login to Win2k3SBS and change the temporary PW to the required PW. I then logged out of the console of the Win2k3SBS. After login out of the Win2k3SBS I was able to use RDP on the laptop to login to Win2k3SBS.