Windows and Office Deployment Lab Kit - LabAdmin password not working?

Dan Gough 106 Reputation points
2021-01-13T18:37:28.843+00:00

I've downloaded the lab kit from here:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/evalcenter/evaluate-lab-kit

I can't log into any of the servers with either of the credentials listed in the accompanying docs:

Administrator: P@ssw0rd
CORP\LabAdmin: P@ssw0rd

Has the password changed and the docs not updated?!

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  1. Dan Gough 106 Reputation points
    2021-01-13T19:02:08.053+00:00

    I found the answer myself and will post here to save the sanity of anyone else experiencing this issue!

    The password is P@ssw0rd as documented, but the input language defaults to en-US and en-GB keyboards have the @ and " characters swapped around, so just type it as P"ssw0rd!

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  1. Mark Plaga 1 Reputation point
    2022-03-18T21:54:56.727+00:00

    Make sure you are using a zero not a cap O

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  2. showtime 0 Reputation points
    2023-12-03T14:05:54.3433333+00:00

    In addition to the keyboard layout gotcha, I also found that at least one of the Lab VMs had the local machine administrator user account as "LabAdmin", not "Administrator".

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