Server 2012 R2 ESXI 6
I am having an issue with resetting the local admin password on a windows server 2012 VM.
I first booted to a windows server 2012 cd, hit the repair option -> toubleshooting -> command prompt
c: The system cannot find the the drive specified wmic logicaldisk get name name d: x: Neither of these are the drive where the OS lives.
So i booted to a windows 8 recovery disk
Couple other option when i select the repair windows option under that recovery console i get an error:
The drive where windows is installed is locked.
I have tried various way to unlock it but cannot get anywhere.
Things I have tried
diskpart list disk there are no fixed disks to show. bootrec /ScanOS Total identified Windows installations: 0
Why is the local c: not showing up?
If i reboot the vm and not boot to CD the OS will load fine. Just can't log in.
I just tried to install the OS from the boot media, and could not find the local disk there either, defiantly a driver issue, I will try again tomorrow when i find the right driver and can slipstream it into the ISO