Solved

to change administrator password on win 2008 Domain Controller

Posted on 2012-12-22
8
467 Views
Last Modified: 2012-12-26
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
0
Comment
Question by:apollo-13
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 52

Accepted Solution

by:
Manpreet SIngh Khatra earned 375 total points
ID: 38715529
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:apollo-13
ID: 38715551
if i change administrator password where i do the best?
0
 
LVL 52

Assisted Solution

by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
Manpreet SIngh Khatra earned 375 total points
ID: 38715554
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
0
Office 365 Training for IT Pros

Learn how to provision tenants, synchronize on-premise Active Directory, implement Single Sign-On, customize Office deployment, and protect your organization with eDiscovery and DLP policies.  Only from Platform Scholar.

 
LVL 121

Assisted Solution

by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 125 total points
ID: 38715685
What have you used the Administrator password for?

have you used it to install and applications or services?
0
 

Author Comment

by:apollo-13
ID: 38716437
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:apollo-13
ID: 38716449
can you explain me little bit more about "Admin account not shared to anyone"?
0
 
LVL 52

Assisted Solution

by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
Manpreet SIngh Khatra earned 375 total points
ID: 38716589
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

- Rancy
0
 

Author Comment

by:apollo-13
ID: 38717025
No i  did Not yett .i plan to change
0

Featured Post

Free learning courses: Active Directory Deep Dive

Get a firm grasp on your IT environment when you learn Active Directory best practices with Veeam! Watch all, or choose any amount, of this three-part webinar series to improve your skills. From the basics to virtualization and backup, we got you covered.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Ransomware is a malware that is again in the list of security  concerns. Not only for companies, but also for Government security and  even at personal use. IT departments should be aware and have the right  knowledge to how to fight it.
For anyone that has accidentally used newSID with Server 2008 R2 (like I did) and hasn't been able to get the server running again because you were unlucky (as I was) and had no backups - I was able to get things working by doing a Registry Hive rec…
Are you ready to implement Active Directory best practices without reading 300+ pages? You're in luck. In this webinar hosted by Skyport Systems, you gain insight into Microsoft's latest comprehensive guide, with tips on the best and easiest way…
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…

688 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question