0 Replies Latest reply on Jan 19, 2006 6:46 AM by Mark Jeffery

    Beware of quote : " symbol in passwords



      At a customer site testing provisioning, we ran into a problem with the quote " symbol inside passwords.


      The following items choke with this:

      • Generating the ssl certificates.

      • SQL Connections from the PXE server (but not from the App Server).

      • Setting the Windows administrator password in unattend.txt


      The first two, have been logged as bugs. The last one is Microsoft's problem.


      So, in general, beware of " symbols in password files. There is nothing really wrong with them, but it looks like it can cause problems!!


      Incidentally, it happened because we had a UK keyboard, and the locale got set back to US. When we typed an @ symbol, we didn't know that we had really typed a " symbol!!