How to change password manually for a managed account?
Posted on 2013-01-08
I have accounts in Active Directory that are used for SharePoint managed accounts, like search, user profiles synchronization, web application pool, and others. I like to change the passwords for these accounts. I have them changed in Active Directory, so then I go Central Admin to change the password in SharePoint. When I go to Central Admin, I do the following:
1. Select Security
2. Select Configure managed accounts
3. Select Edit to edit an account
4. Select Change password now
5. Select Set account password to new value
6. Type in a password
7. Select OK
Is this correct to change the password manually? When I do this, I get a
"The password does not meet the password policy requirements. Check the minimum password length, password complexity and password history requirements."
The password is more than 6 characters long, and contains numbers, upper and lower case letters and non-alpha characters, like ! and $.
I can change the password with this complex policy just fine in AD, but Windows 2008 R2 and SharePoint don’t like the password.
Can you help?