If so, what is it? And if it does not, how can I set it when configuring my WIM?

  • Quick answer is no, unless you connect from within an existing OS. Are you using boot.wim to boot into PE? – Joe Feb 8 '16 at 21:10
  • @Joe Yeah, I'm using boot.wim. Is there any file (like winpesh.ini) that I could change and add the admin password there? – Tino Feb 8 '16 at 21:17
  • Why do you need to set the PE admin password. What are you trying to do? – Jim B Feb 8 '16 at 23:24
  • I'm trying to set up OpenSSH (the version released by Microsoft here) in WinPE. So far it runs and I can attempt a connection from another machine but it asks me for the password, and won't let me pass in a blank one. So that's why I'm interested in setting up the admin password on WinPE. – Tino Feb 9 '16 at 13:21

Try below command on WinPE console which will activate the administrator user with password mentioned.

net user administrator admin123\ACTIVE:YES
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  • However I think this is temporary, only during that session – Jim B Feb 1 '17 at 14:24

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