Article ID: 949093 - Last Review: February 15, 2008 - Revision: 1.0
Windows Server 2008 will log on the administrator account automatically without displaying the logon dialog box when you set the administrator password as blank
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When you disable the "Password must meet complexity requirements password" policy on a Windows Server 2008-based computer, and then you set the administrator password as blank, Windows Server 2008 logs on the administrator account automatically without displaying the logon dialog box.
This problem occurs because of a design change from Windows Server 2003.
- Windows Server 2008 Standard
- Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
- Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
- Windows Web Server 2008
- Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
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