Changing active directory admin password in windows server 2003

If i change active directory admin password in windows server 2003 in a multiply server setup will this cause problems with others servers.
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Chris HInfrastructure ManagerCommented:
If that admin use is a domain user and not your domain admin account, it could if you have services or scripts using that user's credentials.  If not, you shouldn't have any issues.

If what you're asking is can you rename your domain admin account on your Active Directory, that is standard practice and should be done.

I'd rather break my entire network than have remote hackers break it.

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fastadviceAuthor Commented:
I've been brought into a company to change administrator password on AD because to many people have access to it. I didn't want to dive in and change it with dire consequences
Chris HInfrastructure ManagerCommented:
Lol, for starters, they're all going to get angry :D

Check all the servers and make sure under services.msc that none are running as a service with the specified user.  If you know the password now, just change it, wait 20 mins and if anything breaks or stops working, change it right back.  (you may need to unlock the account if it get's locked)

Also, make sure you don't have any mapped drives with that user as the credentials or scheduled tasks.
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