Solved

Changed NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService password problems

Posted on 2013-05-22
1
2,592 Views
Last Modified: 2013-10-22
Hello,
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.
0
Comment
Question by:CMilne
1 Comment
 
LVL 26

Accepted Solution

by:
Leon Fester earned 500 total points
ID: 39191157
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.
0

Featured Post

Guide to Performance: Optimization & Monitoring

Nowadays, monitoring is a mixture of tools, systems, and codes—making it a very complex process. And with this complexity, comes variables for failure. Get DZone’s new Guide to Performance to learn how to proactively find these variables and solve them before a disruption occurs.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Sometimes drives fill up and we don't know why.  If you don't understand the best way to use the tools available, you may end up being stumped as to why your drive says it's not full when you have no space left!  Here's how you can find out...
A safe way to clean winsxs folder from your windows server 2008 R2 editions
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application to properly change the service account username and\or password in situation where it may be necessary or where the password has been inadvertently change…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to install and configure the Windows Server Backup Utility. Directly connect an external storage device such as a USB drive, or CD\DVD burner: If the device is a USB drive, ensure i…

730 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