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What are the implications of changing SBS 2003 domain admin password?

Posted on 2007-04-08
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I have an SBS 2003 ox on which I need to change the Domain Admin password. When I go to change a warning box pops up telling me that changing the password will render certain files inaccessible and I may lose data etc. Before I change the password I just wondered what the actual real world implications are.
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Have you used encryption on any files?


If yes, then those files may be inaccessible after... but most people don't use it and so odds are you'll be fine.  Nonetheless, if you want to be safe, log in as the administrator and change the password that way.
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"that way" being by pressing "CTRL+ALT+DEL" and clicking the change password button.
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by:tanjuakio
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Nope, no encryption on the files. Great, thanks Leew for your speedy reply!
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by:Pete Long
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Hello leew,

Make sure thinks like Backup Software - Antivirus Software etc is NOT running under the administrators account!!

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PeteLong
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by:Willie Liebrand, CTS-D
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Pete,

What are the options if the Antivius software is running under the admi nistrators account?

Regards,

Willie
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