After server reboot, services forget their logon credentials
Posted on 2010-08-26
We have quite a few clients with a wide array of servers and configurations. However, 2 servers at 2 completely different customers' offices have 1 thing in common: They are both Server 2003 SP2 and whenever they reboot, the service accounts (besadmin in particular, but other service accounts are affected as well) do not have their credentials saved and therefore the services do not start, unless I manually set the passwords and then manually start the services, which is very annoying.
One is an SBS 2003 server with all the recent updates (sp2, etc) with BESX 5.0, and the other is a Server 2003 server with all the recent updates and BPS 4.1. Both use services accounts that have no expiration on the passwords, and nothing else that should prohibit the services from automatically starting up.
Although there is a blackberry server on both servers, there are other services that are run that i have to manually set the passwords for as well and start the services.