Identical Win2019 Images - One wont accept KNOWN password

Sniper_X

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This is likely the most bizarre thing i have seen in decades.

I have just imaged a working server with Windows 2019 Standard to another IDENTICAL server.
The original server allows a login using "p@ssw0rd".
The server with the exact same image from the other server will NOT accept that password.

I tried imaging it again.
SAME.

I PHYSICALLY MOVED the hard drives from the working server to the one that wont accept that password.
The server won't accept the known working password.

I move the HDDs back to the original working server, and it accepts the password.

Same Keyboard used on both.

Who here knows how to exorcise Intel C610 chipset based hardware?

WTH?!
 
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Sniper_X

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Are you using ipmi? Check the language settings.
Yep - thought of that, however I can reveal the password and it is exactly the same as the one that works on the other server.
However, there is no language difference either.
 

nk215

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Can you create a password reset USB/Disk on the old server and try to reset the password on the new server?