Question Net user expectations

ThaiGold

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I hope this is the right forum but I can't find anything online confirming what I saw happen with net user and want to know if this was expected.
While TSing a SQL instance that wouldn't start or even log anything to the logs we ran 'net user "NAME" /active yes'. After restarting the PC we can no longer login as it says the password is incorrect.

So the question is would that command alone reset or clear the PW? I didn't use any other parameters so did not expect the PW to change but it def did and now we don't know what it is (blank does not work either). I repeated this on another PC and sure enough same result. I have other accounts on the 2nd PC so I can fix that one but the 1st PC has only that 1 administrator so we'll be looking at other options there.
Should I have expected that and set a PW after running /active or was this not expected?
 

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