Windows Server 2008 will log on the administrator account automatically without displaying the logon dialog box when you set the administrator password as blank

SYMPTOMS

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.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because of a design change from Windows Server 2003.


APPLIES TO
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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