So I realize that just changing the administrative password on a server 2003 machine makes the SQL Server stop functioning. So as I see it I will need to change the passwords for certain services related to SQL Server as well. When I go into the 'Log on' tab in the services properties there is a password already, but it shows 15 characters, where as the old admin password was only 10 characters. I am wondering why they look different. Could there be two separate passwords, even though changing the one separate windows admin password affected the sql server access? If i change the password for all 3 services to the new password I have for the windows admin, is anything else required?