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HP OpenVMS Version 8.3 Upgrade and Installation Manual > Chapter 3 Installing the OpenVMS Operating System

Logging In to the SYSTEM Account

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The following two sections explain how to log in to the SYSTEM account from a character-cell terminal and from a workstation.

Logging In from a Character-Cell Terminal

Log in from a character-cell terminal by entering the user name SYSTEM followed by the password. The display is similar to the following:

           OpenVMS I64 Operating System, Version 8.3

Username:
SYSTEM
Password:
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.
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OpenVMS I64 Operating System, Version 8.3

If you forget your password for an OpenVMS I64 SYSTEM account, follow the instructions in “Emergency Booting” to perform an emergency startup. If you forget your password for an OpenVMS Alpha SYSTEM account, see “Booting in an Emergency”.

Logging In from a Workstation

If you installed the DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS software on your workstation, do the following after the login window is displayed on your screen:

  1. Enter the user name SYSTEM, press Tab, and then enter the password.

  2. Press Enter or click on the OK button with your mouse.

  3. At this point, you can create a DECterm session or initiate other management functions. For information about creating a DECterm session, see the DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS Applications Guide.