Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Replacement Motherboard causes DC server to not allow login.

Recently I had a server that had to have a motherboard replaced. It was a Dell server for anyone who cares. I won't go into the drama around this issue, but basically the Windows Server 2012 was forcing the time on the server. We thought it was the motherboard BIOS doing it but actually it was the Windows OS.

The main issue here is the would reboot, and the time would be January, 1, 1981, or some weird number.

Needless to say since this was a Domain Controller and the time from when it was last on and the new time are soooo off, it would not let you log in.

To fix this, just boot into safe mode, log in, change the time and then reboot the system.

Problem solved.

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