When restarting a Windows service, "Log On As" domain user account requires password re-entry
Posted on 2008-10-01
I have many Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 services running under a domain user account. Whenever a server has to reboot, I have to go into each service's Properties window, click the Log On tab and re-enter the account password, then start the service. These services are set to start automatically when the server boots. Since it doesn't retain the password, the services do not start. Is there a way to store this account password so that these services start automatically, rather than requiring me to enter the password each time?
Can you please supply instructions (not just the concepts) on how to get these services to start?