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Password Change Procedure for MOSS 2007

 

  1. Change the server farm account password:

    1. Change the server farm account password in Active Directory.
    2. Log on to the server that hosts Central Administration.
    3. At the DOS command prompt, navigate to the following directory:

 

c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extentions\12\bin

 

  1. Execute the following command:

 

Stsadm.exe -o updatefarmcredentials -userlogin <DOMAIN\UserID> -password <newpassword>

 

  1. On each server in the farm, navigate to the same directory and execute the following command:

 

Stsadm.exe -o updatefarmcredentials -userlogin <DOMAIN\UserID> -password <newpassword> -local

 

  1. Change all service accounts used by the SharePoint farm:
    1. Log on to the server that hosts Central Administration
    2. Navigate to

 

c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extentions\12\bin

 

  1. For the server farm account, execute the following command:

 

Stsadm.exe -o updateaccountpassword -userlogin <DOMAIN\UserID> -password <newpassword> -noadmin

 

  1. For each service account used by SharePoint:

 

  1. Change the account password in Active Directory.
  2. Execute the following command:

 

Stsadmn.exe -o updateaccountpassword -userlogin <DOMAIN\UserID> -password <newpassword>

 

  1. On each server in the farm, reset IIS:

 

Iisreset /noforce [computername]

 

  1. Update SQL Server service accounts:

    1. On the SQL Server computer, open the Services utility (in the Administrative Tools menu).
    2. Identify all services that have a SharePoint service account logon, update the password for all services.
    3. You can then either reboot the SQL Server computer or manually start the SQL Server services.
Posted on Friday, April 24, 2009 10:39 AM Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS, SharePoint 3.0) | Back to top


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