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SBS 2008 how to change password

Posted on 2011-09-07
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What is the best way to change the password on my SBS 2008?  Do I need to consider anything before changing the password? I usually let the system prompt me for a new password and doing it that way hasn't been a problem as far as anything not working or not connecting once I have changed the password that way. The reason I am doing it now is I had to share the password with someone and now want to change it and I am concerned about what will or won't work properly if I change it now, in middle of the afternoon, while everyone is on the LAN.
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By default, you can change your password (or any administrator account password) without impacting any other users other than a user that may be logged in under that account.

....with that said, that is "default."  If you have installed a 3rd-party app that requires admin access, and you didn't create an admin account, or even better, a service account, just for that app (the recommended process) and you provided your account username and password instead then that service/app will likely stall with the password change. But that is also 3rd-party dependent and whether that will happen to you or not, only you know what you've installed and where you've provided credentials.

-Cliff
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