Changing Domain admin password

Posted on 2013-10-09
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Last Modified: 2013-10-16

We need to change the password on a domain admin account that's been in use for a good while. I've been through all the servers and where required changed all services and scheduled tasks to different accounts.  Systems using LDAP should already be using a special account. We're hoping this should do the trick but worried we may have missed something and things could get messy.

Any comments/ideas from those that have done this before?

Question by:kswan_expert

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Kwoof earned 750 total points
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I think you will be good.  The main catch I have run into is admins tying a service to the admin account or their account instead of having service accounts.

Keep an eye on things and the logs after the change...at least you can always set it back if you find you missed something, if needed.
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by:Mohammed Khawaja
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I think you have covered the basis, what I would recommend is review your logs carefully after you change the password to ensure there are no issues.
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by:Pramod Ubhe
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Keep this handy when you plan your change -


Additionally if you have time you can export security logs of a domain controller and apply some filters to see the places where that account is logging on. This could be very easy if there is any event log management tool like splunk is installed in your environment.

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