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  1. Jenkins
  2. JENKINS-65095

Windows install points to bad location for admin password

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    • Bug
    • Status: Fixed but Unreleased (View Workflow)
    • Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • core
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    Description

      Fresh install from the latest msi installer. The location provided:

      C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Jenkins\.jenkins\secrets\initialAdminPassword

      Does not exist. And I cannot find it.

       

      Please advise.

       

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            johncpratt1 John added a comment -

            You will find the password in "SysWOW64", not "system32".

            This is a bug.

            johncpratt1 John added a comment - You will find the password in "SysWOW64", not "system32" . This is a bug.
            johncpratt1 John added a comment -

            Please note, once I installed Jenkins and the path said System32 with a capital S–and it was the correct path.

            Both cases were on Amazon EC2s using server 2019, but one used containers and the other did not–could that be related? It would seem unlikely.

            johncpratt1 John added a comment - Please note, once I installed Jenkins and the path said System32 with a capital S–and it was the correct path. Both cases were on Amazon EC2s using server 2019, but one used containers and the other did not–could that be related? It would seem unlikely.
            jhg4 Joseph added a comment -

            I had been using Windows 10 Business edition.

            jhg4 Joseph added a comment - I had been using Windows 10 Business edition.
            slide_o_mix Alex Earl added a comment -

            It's recommended to not use LocalSystem as the account, however, I have a fix for this that is in PR form. It should use %ProgramData%\Jenkins as the root if you select LocalSystem for the user to run Jenkins s.

            slide_o_mix Alex Earl added a comment - It's recommended to not use LocalSystem as the account, however, I have a fix for this that is in PR form. It should use %ProgramData%\Jenkins as the root if you select LocalSystem for the user to run Jenkins s.
            slide_o_mix Alex Earl added a comment -

            When using LocalSystem, the installer will use ProgramData. This will start occurring in the next release of the installer.

            slide_o_mix Alex Earl added a comment - When using LocalSystem, the installer will use ProgramData. This will start occurring in the next release of the installer.

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