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By gseery ·
Hi,

If I change my admin password for my domain,what effect if any will it have on services/applications that have been installed using the old password.

Thanks

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by erikdr In reply to Admin Password

If 'using the old password' does not only mean being installed by the admin under that pw but also running under admin credentials with the pw hardcoded in the service registry: they'll fail.

Hence it is better to have services running under the System account or another one where you have a lot less reason to change the pw than you have for the domain admin...

Have fun,

<Erik> - The Netherlands

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by gseery In reply to Admin Password

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by Rabbit_Runner In reply to Admin Password

If you simply change the password, and do nothing else, you will see little immediate change.

Where you will notice problems, is at any time that a 'service' or 'program' which is using the old password, needs to stop, then re-start, at this point it will fail. This is usually noticed upon a re-boot.

Any program that was installed, will probably not have any impact. The problems start happening when the 'service' of the program requires the authentication of the administrator, before it will run.

A good process, is to open the 'services' applet, and then double-click on each service. In NT4 you will find the credentials used by that service on the first screen. In Win2K, you will need to click on the "Log On' tab, to see the credentials for this service. If you have a lot of services, this may be time consuming. But it is a way of checking.

Best of luck

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by gseery In reply to Admin Password

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by @lberto In reply to Admin Password

Hello there,

There are some services that need to have an User account, IE. Microsoft Exchange, you can change your passwords as many times as you want but it is very important to remember that you also have to change is on your services.
What Iwould recomend you is that build user accounts for services, ie. if you have Microsoft Exchange running on your server build an account called EXCHANGE_ADMIN and give it rights as administrator, then you don't have to change this password as often as your ADMIN password.
If you have already setup your network with only one user for everything then you have to go to Services in Control Panel and check one by one all the applications that runs with systems accounts.
I hope it helps,

Good luck,

@lberto

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by gseery In reply to Admin Password

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by canucker In reply to Admin Password

go ahead and change off hours and reboot

check system events for services which did not start and change over

if you can set to run under system account instead

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by gseery In reply to Admin Password

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by henrywi In reply to Admin Password

Hi,


If you are the administrator it won't have any effect on the applications preview installed just restart the system and the pw would be fine only way it doesn't have any authority is if you aren't part of the administrative group

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