Changing the service account password on multiple Exchange servers

A simple way to change the account passwords on multiple servers.

There are many ways to go about doing things, in life, as well as in server administration. In most cases the easy way is usually the best way. Well, at least that holds true in server administration. There may be other ways of altering the service account password on multiple Exchange Servers, but Adesh Rampat thinks this is the easiest way.

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In some cases you may need to change the Exchange service account passwords on multiple servers within the site. This can be accomplished the easy way by performing the following:

  • Open Exchange Administrator and select the configuration container for the site.

  • In order to view the configuration container's properties, click on file then properties.

  • Click the Service Account Password Tab.

  • Type the new service account password then click OK.

  • This will then change the service account passwords to all servers throughout the site.

Adesh Rampat has 10 years experience with network and IT administration. He is a member of the Association of Internet Professionals, the Institute for Network Professionals and the International Webmasters Association. He has also lectured extensively on a variety of topics.

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Related Book

Exchange™ 2000 Server Administrator's Bible
Author : Robert Guaraldi, Matthew Often, Sam S. Gill and Paul Guaraldi
Publisher : Hungry Minds
Published : May 2001
Summary :
Exchange 2000 promises to be the most effective, easy to use, and "interoperable" application for messaging and collaboration. The Exchange 2000 Server Bible offers administrators all the information to install and administer Exchange with real-world examples and inside details on mastering related products.


This was first published in July 2001

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