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Dell PowerEdge R720 and R720xd Owner's Manual

Using Your System Password To Secure Your System

  • NOTE: If you have assigned a setup password, the system accepts your setup password as an alternate system password.
  1. Turn on or reboot your system.
  2. Type your password and press <Enter>.

When Password Status is Locked, type the password and press <Enter> when prompted at reboot.

If an incorrect system password is entered, the system displays a message and prompts you to re-enter your password. You have three attempts to enter the correct password. After the third unsuccessful attempt, the system displays an error message that the system has halted and must be powered down.

Even after you shut down and restart the system, the error message is displayed until the correct password is entered.

  • NOTE: You can use the Password Status option in conjunction with the System Password and Setup Password options to protect your system from unauthorized changes.

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