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Change Password for Administrator Account on DC

Posted on 2013-12-07
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I'm looking for a guide (or Tool, or Script) to change the password for the Administrator Account on a DC (Domain Controller).
I am afraid, that after the change, i have to edit all services on all servers with this account!
the DCs are Win2012, some of the Member Server 2k8.
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Ideally you should not be using administrator account for services - separate account should be used based on services/applications/ servers

you can also think of managed service accounts - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff641729(v=ws.10).aspx


Here, if you know the services names you can use following script for changing the password

http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/79644be9-b5e1-4d9e-9cb5-eab1ad866eaf
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