Service Account Change

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I have a problem. My team needs to change a password on a service account we have setup on muliple windows servers.

Is there any software out there that can do this remotley and dynamically without causing too much disruption?
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Maen Abu-TabanjehNetwork Administrator, Network Consultant
Top Expert 2011

Commented:
sorry something not clear , change password of service account remotely? why do they need to do  that? just need more details to help you :)
This can be done remotely using the SC command.

The manual for SC canbe found here.
http://ss64.com/nt/sc.html

The command you would want to run would be similar to below.
 SC CONFIG MyService binPath=c:\myprogram.exe obj=".\LocalSystem" password=""

You will also probably want to stop and restart the services after the password change.

Commented:
If you have hundreds or thousands of service accounts to manage, and are looking for an automated solution, try this (not free):

http://www.liebsoft.com/Service_Account_Manager/

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Commented:
We also use a package for exactly this task.
http://www.manageengine.com/products/passwordmanagerpro/index1.html

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