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Changed ADS Admin Password Can't Log into MSSQL

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I thought I had SQL setup properly so if I changed my administator active directory password it would be fine. Unfortunately, Now i cannot log in. I tried to start the service manually but it won't because of login issues.

Should I change my Administrator password back? I'm not sure it will let me do that. Is there an easy fix to this?

2008 Server Active Directory
2008 Server where Local MSSQL 2005 is installed
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Is the service running under the same account that you changed the password for ?

Bring up your services panel and see who owns the SQL Server service - if it's the user that you changed the password for, then also change the password in the service definition.

Proceeding under that assumption, you should setup a separate service account for SQL Server to run services under so that you don't have this concern about services failing to start because of user password changes.

If that's not the case, is the problem that the service won't start, or that it will start and you can't login to the database engine via SSMS ?
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Your a genius...I just hit properties on each service and changed the LOGIN details.
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