Changing the active directory domain admin's password
Posted on 2012-03-22
Hello everyone, I need to change our companies domain admin, enterprise admin and exchange admin's password soon as a staff change is coming very soon.
I've heard and read stories (most scary!) online how you shouldn't do this and there several services, programs, and more tied to these users accounts that are contingent on that user account and can cause problems..(makes sense).
I've been steadily fixing poor past admin practices and separating out accounts for certain services/programs instead of what we have now, just the one user ID and one password that everything's tied to.
I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 standard (all my domain controllers) and have several 2003 Window servers in the mix with various apps like SQL, SharePoint, Exchange 2007 to name a few.
If I just right click on that domain admin/enterprise user account, did change password I guess I could just continuously watch event logs and correct one by one anything upset or failing. Pretty much concerned about the impact and any surprises or your experiences with doing this would be VERY welcomed. Thanks again everyone!