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Posted on 2012-12-22
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Hallo
I plan to change administrator password on our Domain controller.But i have dobt smtg after changing not working.
I have 3x esxi server and There are 10 xVms servers running(all are windows 2003 and 2008 servers):
server1: Domain contoller 1(also file sahring server)
server2:Domain controller 2
server3:Exchange server 2007
server4:Database -MSSQL 2008 server
server5:Sharepoint 2010 server
server6: Terminal1
server7:terminal2
etc...
If i change administrator password what can be happen with other servers?
Thank you
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Manpreet SIngh Khatra earned 1500 total points
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Look depends at what all locations is that password used and what happens like i know there are some firewalls and 3rd party softwares that need password so once a password is changed it has to be updated on those applications as well so thats what you need to know

- Rancy
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if i change administrator password where i do the best?
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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Ideally Admin password shouldnt be changed as what best we do is always keep the Admin account not shared to anyone and create Service accounts for Applications to use so we know where whats being done ..... not sure where all the password might be cached or manually put-in

- Rancy
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What have you used the Administrator password for?

have you used it to install and applications or services?
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administrator before me used in Domain controller. i found he used the same password in Firewall too.
I just want change it and more security.
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can you explain me little bit more about "Admin account not shared to anyone"?
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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Ideally we have some custom accounts for Managing Applications and not use the default accounts for everything ..... also ideally people dont reset passwords for Domain Admin account not sure why you did

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No i  did Not yett .i plan to change
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