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Windows Server 2003 administrative password

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We need to change the administrative password to our Windows Server 2003 domain, I require a checklist to make sure I will not lock out any services, e.g. DHCP, DNS available to us with the existing administrative password, thank you.
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From Start > Run open services.msc and sort the services by "Log On As" and note any service that has DOMAIN\Administrator (DOMAIN would be your domain name) listed as user. That service will need the password changed afterward.

To do that right click the service in question, go to Properties and make the changes in the Log On tab.

The only other thing you need to check is and that I have come accross, if you have a SQL database running that uses the domain administrator account as a login. You may need to change it in the SQL Server Manager, too - (the same goes for any other proprietary software that is not governed by services).

I hope this helps.
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EMJSR

That is excellent, is this something you have accomplished yourself without error, thank you.
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Of course, many times. Never had any problems. Glad I could help.
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