RE: Changing Administrator Password in Windows2000 server

  • From: "saleem" <sroumald@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2004 16:32:27 -0500

Ok but is there other ways like a software which can detect all this
things ?

-----Original Message-----
From: John Tolmachoff (Lists) [mailto:johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: March 1, 2004 4:32 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Changing Administrator Password in
Windows2000 server

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If it were only services, yes you can do that.

My concern is there are items that are affected that are not as easily
found.

SQL databases
Scheduled tasks
Registrations
Recovery Console

John Tolmachoff
Engineer/Consultant/Owner
eServices For You


> -----Original Message-----
> From: david [mailto:apba08@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Monday, March 01, 2004 12:34 PM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Changing Administrator Password in
Windows2000
> server
> 
> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> 
> Dear Saleem,
> 
> I'm not sat at a W2K server at present but I think that it is possible
to
> change the password manually.
> 
> I agree with everything everyone else has said about setting the
> administrator password in an extremely secure way and only logging on
as
> "administrator" very occasionally but in my case I have inherited a
system
> where the only administrative ID was "Administrator". In my early days
of
> little experience I just tried to change it and it became clear very
> quickly
> that many other services could not then run, because they were
dependent
> upon the "administrator" ID and its password.
> 
> I think that if you open up "services" from the control panel you can
go
> through each service that is running and examine the "start up"
> properties.
> I think that this also gives you the opportunity to change the
password. I
> haven't yet plucked up the courage to do this and would welcome advice
> from
> others as to whether or not my view is right.
> 
> Sincerely
> 
> David S.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: saleem [mailto:sroumald@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: 01 March 2004 18:43
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Changing Administrator Password in
Windows2000
> server
> 
> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> 
> Do you know any apps that can do the job ? please let me know
> 
> Saleem
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Tolmachoff (Lists) [mailto:johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: March 1, 2004 1:41 PM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Changing Administrator Password in
> Windows2000 server
> 
> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> 
> Blast shields up, admonishment below.
> 
> The administrator account should never be used except for emergency,
and
> should be a never changing un-expiring 15 character
> alpha-numeric-special
> password.
> 
> If you change the password without the help of a 3rd party app, you
are
> likely to face humongous problems because if they are forcing you to
> change
> it, that means it is commonly used and everything is probably
installed
> with
> it.
> 
> John Tolmachoff
> Engineer/Consultant/Owner
> eServices For You
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Saleem [mailto:sroumald@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Monday, March 01, 2004 9:19 AM
> > To: [ExchangeList]
> > Subject: [exchangelist] Changing Administrator Password in
Windows2000
> > server
> >
> > http://www.MSExchange.org/
> >
> > Hi guys,
> >
> > I have 3 domians controller running windows2000 server sp4 , It is
> time
> > now to change the password of the administrator because i have been
> told
> > to do so . please i need you advice to get this done properly. Any
> > suggestion
> >
> > Saleem
> > Turbocor
> >
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