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Admin login on a server box without monitor and keyboard

I have a Dell NAS 770N running Windows 2000 SP3. It came preloaded with the OS. The OS booted without any logon windows until someone gave it an administrator password. Since then the boot process gets stuck at the logon window. As the box is without a monitor or keyboard, I find it difficult to remote manage it now. What's the way out to prevent the logon window from popping up?

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Every system should have an admin password. You should not have to have the system logged on with the admin in order for it to function as a network server. If you are unable to remotely connect for administration, then your remote privileges are not configured properly. Without knowing what remote management tools you are employing, I can't provide further direction.

This was first published in December 2003

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