I have a WSS 3.0 server (on Win2003) with the DBs being hosted by a separate DB server (SQL2000 on Win2003). I have dedicated windows users for everything - SQL2000 services, WSS services, access to the WSS DBs, etc and the local administrator is not used anywhere. However if I change the local admin password on the DB server, my Sharepoint stops working (404 error). The DB is still running (I have other websites using the same DB server and they are fine) so this is Sharepoint-specific. It looks like the (old) DB-server password is somewhere deep in the Sharepoint configuration. Any ideas where to look? I tried various places in the Central Admin but didn't see anything. thanks.