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Do I change my network admin password?

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I've got password policies in place for our client user accounts but i was wondering if our network admin passwords should also follow the same policies. I have a standard network account that i use to logon to each of my servers. Do I change these? i haven't been so the same password has been in place for a long time. probably a stupid question but it's worth asking.
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I would strongly suggest that you do so and as quickly as possible. Passwords should be altered on a regular basis. As you know, this helps lessen the chances of password hacks, etc. Especially where servers are concerned. And as "always" make sure you do not forget the new password. Personally I have a backdoor account for this very reason. You don't want to get locked out of your system(s). You're right to ask. And you're right in changing them.
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thank you
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Sorry, if you could tell me what a backdoor account would look like
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Basically I just creat another user account with God/Admin rights. An obscure name that wouldn't be easily guessed. I give that account the same permissions as my Admin account only with a different password. So, you have two Admin accounts with different names and passwords. :)
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Got it. we have someone from our church who is trying to get into our network without my permission so i'm trying to button up the network. (as much as i can).

I should probably change the password on our firewall.

thanks again,
Ron
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Sorry, one more question. I know that windows Server has a standard administrator account should i disable that or rename it to something not obvious?

I did this with all of our Win 7 client computers. I disabled the standard adminstrator account and created a "back door"
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