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Unable to Change Admin Password Using Sysprep

This article was previously published under Q200607
When you use the Microsoft System Preparation Tool, at the end of the mini-setup wizard, you may get the message that one or more problems occurred installing Windows NT. When the log file is viewed, the following error is logged in %SystemRoot%\Minlog.txt:
Setup was unable to change the password for the user account Administrator because of the following error:
SamChangePasswordUser returned status c000006a.
This problem is caused by the administrator password on the master system being nonblank.
The Administrator password on the master system must be blank if it is to be changed by using the mini-setup wizard.
For more information about the System Preparation tools and other deployment information, please see the following Web site:
Sysprep Administrator Password SamChangePasswordUser Returned Status c000006a Using

Article ID: 200607 - Last Review: 02/20/2007 22:21:50 - Revision: 2.2

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • kbprb KB200607