Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

change service account password

Posted on 2008-06-18
4
Medium Priority
?
1,021 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hey all,

We need to change an administrator account password.. problem is, it's running a lot of services on different servers in the company. Is there a tool out there that can help determine what services the account is running, and, to automatically change the password?
0
Comment
Question by:ainsworth_mis
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:KCTS
ID: 21813587
No easy method - now you know why its recommended that you DO NOT use the administrator (or any other such) account to run services and tasks. You should always create an account specifically for this purpose, set a strong password and set it never to expire.
0
 

Author Comment

by:ainsworth_mis
ID: 21813603
I do agree with you. We will set our enviroment up like this from now on. I did hear there was a tool for this, so, I'll keep looking around.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:Sh4d1
ID: 21813629
I think this is not possible, maybe with some 3th party tool. But you can add your servers into Services Console and check in Log On As collum what service use service account for what you want change password.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
ainsworth_mis earned 0 total points
ID: 21813667
That may be the best mehod.. Thank you both for the tips
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

by Batuhan Cetin In this article I will be guiding through the process of removing a failed DC metadata from Active Directory (hereafter, AD) using the ntdsutil tool in a Windows Server 2003 environment. These steps are not necessary in a Win…
While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
Loops Section Overview
Enter Foreign and Special Characters Enter characters you can't find on a keyboard using its ASCII code ... and learn how to make a handy reference for yourself using Excel ~ Use these codes in any Windows application! ... whether it is a Micr…

571 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question