11 September, 2012

Change the SharePoint system account password

Step1.   Update the password for the account that is used by the Central Administration application pool. To do this, follow these steps:
               
On the server farm, open a command prompt, type the following line, and then press ENTER:
cd %commonprogramfiles%\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\12\Bin

On the server that hosts the Central Administration Web site, type the following line at the command
prompt, and then press ENTER:
stsadm -o updatefarmcredentials -userlogin DomainName\UserName -password NewPassword

On all other servers in the server farm, type the following line at the command prompt, and then press
ENTER:
stsadm -o updatefarmcredentials -userlogin DomainName\UserName -password NewPassword –local

Restart Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0. To do this, type the following line at the
command prompt, and then press ENTER:
iisreset /noforce               
Step2.   Verify that the Administration Application Pool Credential Deployment job definition is no longer displayed on the Timer Job Definitions page of SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration. To do this, follow these steps:
               
·         Open SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration, click Operations, and then click Timer job definitions under Global Configuration.
·         Verify that the Administration Application Pool Credential Deployment job definition is no longer displayed in the list.
Note: If the Administration Application Pool Credential Deployment job definition is displayed in the list, wait until it disappears from the list or delete after 10 minutes.
               
Step3.   Update the password for the application pool account that is used by Web applications on the server farm. To do this, type the following line at a command prompt on every server on the server farm, and then press ENTER:
stsadm -o updateaccountpassword -userlogin DomainName\UserName -password NewPassword -noadmin
                               
Step4.   Update the password for the account that is used to run the Windows SharePoint Services Help Search service. To do this, type the following line at a command prompt on every server on the server farm, and then press ENTER:
stsadm.exe -o spsearch -farmserviceaccount DomainName\UserName -farmservicepassword NewPassword
               
Step5.   Update the password for the default content access account that is used by the Windows SharePoint Services Help Search service. To do this, type the following line at a command prompt on every server on the server farm, and then press ENTER:
stsadm.exe -o spsearch -farmcontentaccessaccount DomainName\UserName -farmcontentaccesspassword NewPassword
                              
Step6.   Update the password for the account that is used by every Shared Services Provider (SSP) on the server farm. To do this, type the following line at a command prompt on every server on the server farm, and then press ENTER:
stsadm.exe -o editssp -title SharedServicesProviderName -ssplogin DomainName\UserName -ssppassword NewPassword
               
 Step7.   Update the password for the account that is used to run the Office SharePoint Server Search service. To do this, type the following line at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:
stsadm.exe -o osearch -farmserviceaccount DomainName\UserName -farmservicepassword NewPassword
               
Step8.   If the server farm is configured to use single sign-on, update the password for the account that is used by the Microsoft Single Sign-On Service. To do this, follow these steps:

·         Click Operations in SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration, and then click Service accounts under Security Configuration.
·         Under Windows service, click Single Sign-On Service.
·         Under Configurable, specify the password, and then click OK.
               
Step9.   Update the password for the default content access account that is used by the Office SharePoint Server Search service. To do this, follow these steps:

·         Open SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration, and then click the link to the SSP Web application under Shared Services Administration.
·         Under Search, click Search settings, and then click Default content access account.
·         Specify the password to use for the content access account, and then click OK.

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