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Windows 2012R2 User Password gets reset back to default

asked 2017-11-26 18:51:06 +0300

rainmanh gravatar image

updated 2017-11-26 22:35:40 +0300


I am currently using cloudbase-init on a Win 2012R2 build and I am getting a strange issue:

Initiall Everything looks working well, I get the password injected which i can use and I am being asked to change it. So, I change the password and , intially, the new password seems to work correctly, but if I reboot the VM, after a few minutes after the reboot, the cloudbase-init scripts seems to reset the password back to the injected one which is very strange. So I lose my new password and it gets back to the old one.

How can I stop that behaviour happening? so if I change the password for the user it stays after rebooting the VM?

Many thanks

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Configuration: Version: cloudbase-init 0_9_11_x64

rainmanh gravatar imagerainmanh ( 2017-11-26 22:34:13 +0300 )edit

I wonder if is there a way cloudbase-init just run once and not every time the VM reboots? That would stop the scripts to inject the password again resetting it back to it's default..

rainmanh gravatar imagerainmanh ( 2017-11-26 22:44:21 +0300 )edit

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answered 2017-12-03 10:02:11 +0300

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Apologies as this setup does not apply for either OpenStack nor Cloudstack as this is an alternative cloud solution. I finally setup a Task scheduler in windows running a few tasks at the background being one of them to disable cloudbase-init once it has run. So far it seems running well. thanks for your help and support Adrian.

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answered 2017-11-27 19:58:41 +0300

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What cloud metadata type are you using? OpenStack/Cloudstack?

If properly configured, cloudbase-init should not have this behaviour, as it keeps state of the plugins run (like setting the password).

Can you post also the logs?

Thank you,
Adrian Vladu

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