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Changing the Password on SQL Server 2005 Cluster Service Account

Hi,

I have a two-node SQL Server 2005 Active/Passive cluster.
I need to change the password to the service account, which is a domain account, in Active Directory. What is the proper procedure ... this is a Production server.

The specs are below:
SQL Server 2005 Standard 64 bit
Windows Server 2003, SP3
Active/Passive
The Service Account is a Domain Admin (... I have a reason for it)

Thanks is advance
Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server 2005

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Scott Pletcher

8/22/2022 - Mon
Scott Pletcher

Chg the pwd in AD.
Chg the pwd for the SQL service(s) using the **SQL tools**, NOT the Windows tools.
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Thanks!  A couple questions ... to be sure
... I change the PW in AD
... Change the PW in SQL Svr. Config Mgr


Which one do I do first?
... change pw in active node first, failover to passive nore, reboot
... go to the now active nood and do same ??

please validate for me.

Thanks
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