Failed to Reset the CVM Password or the CVM Password Is Invalid

Last updated: 2021-09-29 17:09:05

    This document describe how to troubleshoot failed or invalid password resets for a Windows Server 2012 CVM.

    Problem

    • After the CVM password is reset, the system prompts "The system is busy, and your instance password failed to be reset (7617d94c)."
    • After the CVM password is reset, the new password does not take effect, and the login password remains the old one.

    Cause

    Possible causes are:

    • The cloudbase-init component in the CVM is damaged, modified, disabled, or not started.
    • The cloudbase-init component for password reset is blocked by the third-party security program (e.g., 360 Total Security or Huorong Security) installed on the CVM.

    Troubleshooting

    Try the following according to the failure reason.

    Checking the cloudbase-init service

    1. Log in to the target Windows instance via VNC.
    2. On the desktop, right-click and choose Run. Enter services.msc in the Run dialog box, and press Enter to open the Services window.
    3. Check whether the cloudbase-init service exists, as shown in the following figure:
    4. Double-click the cloudbase-init service to open the cloudbase-init properties dialog box, as shown in the following figure:
    5. Select the General tab and check whether the cloudbase-init startup type is Automatic.
      • If yes, proceed to the next step.
      • If no, set the cloudbase-init startup type to Automatic.
    6. Switch to the Log On tab and check whether Local System account is selected for the cloudbase-init service.
      • If yes, proceed to the next step.
      • If no, select Local System account for the cloudbase-init service.
    7. Switch to the General tab, click Start in Service status to manually enable the cloudbase-init service, and check whether an error occurs.
    8. On the desktop, right-click and choose Run. Enter regedit in the Run dialog box, and press Enter to open the Registry Editor window.
    9. In the registry navigation pane on the left, expand the following hierarchies in order: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Cloudbase Solutions > Cloudbase-Init.
    10. Locate all "LocalScriptsPlugin" registry keys under ins-xxx and check whether the LocalScriptsPlugin value is 2.
      • If yes, proceed to the next step.
      • If no, set the LocalScriptsPlugin value to 2.
    11. On the desktop, click and choose This PC. Check whether the CD drive is loaded under Devices and drives, as shown in the following figure:

    Checking the security program installed on the CVM

    Scan for CVM vulnerabilities using the installed security program and check whether cloudbase-init components are blocked.

    • If the CVM has vulnerabilities, fix them.
    • If core components are blocked, unblock them.

    Check and configure the cloudbase-init components as instructed below.

    1. Log in to the target Windows instance via VNC.
    2. Restore and set the cloudbase-init components according to the actually installed third-party security program.