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exchange 2007 and new domain admin password

Posted on 2011-03-14
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I am working on setting up a services account for scheduled tasks and services within my windows domain.  I have not changed the admin password but i have checked the services "log on" area to make sure none are using the domain admin credentials, instead they are now using the newly created credentials for services.  I want to know if there is an area with exchange management console that may contain the user credentials for the domain admin.  The reason i ask is because i do not want to overlook something and end up breaking my exchange server when i change the admin password.  Any advice is appreciated!  Thanks experts!
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No problems changing a password on a domain with an exchange server.  Just be sure your backups are using a service account or update the new password for the account they are setup to use.  Any scheduled maintenance done via scripting or anything like that should be checked to ensure they continue to run.  Active Directory will do the rest, when you update a domain admin account password, then that user should still have all the same access to Exchange and all other services.  

Hope that helps,

Todd
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I did already change the user credentials used for backup exec services and restarted the services (i will verify that the backups are running too).  Is that what you are referring to when you said "backups"?  I am pretty sure we don't have any maintenance  scripted (The server was implemented about a year before i got hired so i can't be totally sure about the scripts).  Is there a way to check if any scripts exist, is there a specific place within windows 2003 or exchange management console i should check?

Anyways sounds like i am in the clear for the most part.  Thanks for your help!
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I would be checking the Scheduled Tasks on the server for scripts or backups.  Veritas is fine if that's all you are using.  Many admins with use the built-in NTbackup as well.

Good luck!

Todd
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