Unable to login to Windows Server 2016 - Password Expiry

Fortuna Data 21 Reputation points

We have a standalone Windows Server 2016 server acting as a DC & DNS. The Administrator password has expired, we then change the password and the message "An attached device is not functioning".

We cannot remotely login to the server either.

What are your recommendations to resolve this matter?



Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management updated to data storage.
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  1. Hannah Xiong 6,231 Reputation points


    Thank you so much for posting here.

    Do we have other administrator accounts which could log on to the DC?

    As Dave mentioned, could we change the password of the administrator? That is to say, when we change the password, is there message showing that the password has been changed successfully?

    For any question, please feel free to contact us.

    Best regards,
    Hannah Xiong


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  1. Fortuna Data 21 Reputation points

    No other administrators are set

  2. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP

    Glad to hear it was sorted.

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