I finally got around to downloading Storage Server 2008 for some hyper-v / iscsi tests I am working on, and after installing Storage Server it did not ask for me to create a password like other Server 2008 / Server 2008 R2 server installs do on first boot. It appears the default password is “wSS2008!” (minus the quotes, of course). I found it from a bing search, here. I figured maybe someone else will run across it and read this, and not have to resort to using DaRT to reset the password offline as I did.
Obviously, if you’re using SS 2008, you’ll want to change this password anyway – not sure why this was done this way, but it was.