Changed NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService password problems

Posted on 2013-05-22
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Last Modified: 2013-10-22
When I was changing a service logon account to NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService, it asked me to change the password (which I've never been asked before). So I change the password and after a reboot, all the services which use that account no longer function. I could go through the services and change all the passwords to be the same for NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService, but i'd rather not. Any suggestions? Thank you.
Question by:CMilne
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Leon Fester earned 2000 total points
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By default those special accounts use a blank password. If you've added a password then you'd need to update ALL services using that service account.

Each services stores the password for the service account.
Hence changing passwords for the service account affects all services using that service account.

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