SBS 2008: What username, password needed for DSRM?

The method in which the Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) password is set during an install of SBS 2008 is different than that of Windows Server 2008. Like most component installation in SBS 2008 setup, the dcpromo process is hidden from the user and they will not be prompted to enter a DSRM password. In […]

The method in which the Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) password is set during an install of SBS 2008 is different than that of Windows Server 2008. Like most component installation in SBS 2008 setup, the dcpromo process is hidden from the user and they will not be prompted to enter a DSRM password.

In a clean install of SBS 2008, SBS setup will synchronize the DSRM password with that of the admin account password that you specify during setup. During a migration, SBS setup will synchronize the DSRM password with that of the admin account you have specified in the SBS Answer file generator tool when creating the SBSAnswerfile.xml.

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