I am administering an old SharePoint 2007 Central Admin server that I have inherited. Whenever the OWSTimer
service is running it generates 4625 errors (Unknown user name or bad password) for the designated Active Directory
account in the Security Event log.
I am able to login to the Windows Server 2008 R2 host machine with the same set of credentials. I have manually,
and very carefully entered those same credentials into the Windows SharePoint Services Timer service in the Service
console. So I am 100% certain those credentials are good.
I have checked the Windows Credential Manager in the Control panel and nothing is stored in there.
Based on some research that led me to Microsoft Technet, I have also run the following commands to clear the System
psexec -i -s -d cmd.exe
From the new DOS window run: rundll32 keymgr.dll,KRShowKeyMgr
Remove any items that appear in the list of Stored User Names and Passwords. Restart the computer.
There weren't any items to remove.
Does anyone know where else on this server the credentials for this designated account might be cached??? It is
driving me crazy.