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From Timothy Lothering <>
Subject RE: Cloud Instance Manager only sets password after reboot on Windows 2012 R2
Date Tue, 02 Jun 2015 10:26:48 GMT
Hi Jeff,

I have seen a similar issue whereby new VMs from Template (Windows 2012 & 2012 R2) do
not have their passwords reset upon first time boot. I have not had any luck in getting it
to work. Any advice here is highly appreciated.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Hair [] 
Sent: 02 June 2015 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: Cloud Instance Manager only sets password after reboot on Windows 2012 R2


This is specifically for when the VM first starts up. Don't think it is specifically a CloudStack
problem, it's more of a question about how to properly configure the Cloud Instance Manager.
Basically when the machine first starts up, it tries to auto-login (despite no registry setting
for that), but fails due to invalid password. The password to log in is the default password
from when I created the template. Cloud Instance Manager has the garbled output I described
in the first post. If I reboot the machine, it starts up and Cloud Instance Manager works
fine, and thus I can log in with the CloudStack-set password.

On Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 10:11 AM, Vadim Kimlaychuk <
> wrote:

> Hello Jeff,
>         Actually to reset password you need to power-off VM first. 
> Then after start-up it picks up new password from VR.
>                If you create VM from password-enabled template then 
> you should get it immediately upon VM start-up.
>         Whether Windows have to log-in automatically or not -- depends 
> on windows OS settings. This issue seems does not belong to Cloudstack 
> or KVM hypervisor. Check your template OS.
>         I don't see any problems related to CS  here.
> Vadim.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Hair []
> Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 12:57 PM
> To:
> Subject: Cloud Instance Manager only sets password after reboot on 
> Windows
> 2012 R2
> Hi,
> We're building a Windows 2012 template on KVM. It works fine except 
> that it only sets the password for the VM after rebooting it once. 
> When the machine first starts up, there is garbled output in the Cloud 
> Instance Manager logs. For example "Added DHCP server: i#x"
> After rebooting the machine, Cloud Instance Manager works and the 
> password is set.
> Also on the first boot it is trying to auto-login but failing with the 
> wrong password, if that helps.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Jeff

*Jeff Hair*
Core Systems Developer

Tel: (+354) 415 0200
Timothy Lothering
Solutions Architect
Managed Services

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