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Doesn't accept blank Admin password - sql server upgrade 1.5 to 1.6

Feb 13, 2010 at 4:20 PM

I had played with BlogEngine 1.5 a few months ago. I set one up locally in version 1.5, created a theme, configured for sql server database.

I let it lie for a few months, and wanted to start working with it again.  But couldn't remember the password I had used.  So verified that there was an Admin user with an empty string for the password, and that there was a user role of 1 set up for it.

When I go to log in, it won't accept an blank password.  The validator kicks in and says "Password is required".

I then upgraded from 1.5 to 1.6, starting with just the 1.6 code.  I copied over the SqlServer.config, updated the connection string, and ran the sql server 1.5 to 1.6 upgrade script, and copied over my theme.  I got the gobblygook when I ran the site, but a useful post said to set the application pool to Classic instead of Integrated, and that fixed that.  However, i still can't use blank ast the Admin password.