Administrator password



Ballyb
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
Hi, We have been told we have to change our Domain Administrator password.

Is this as simple as going into A/D and reseting the password or is there
more involved.

Any advice would be grateful.

Thx

David Davis
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
I would recommend logging in as the domain administrator, hitting Ctl-Alt-Del
and using the change password utility. Be sure that you are not logged on
using this account on any other machine on the network. Also, make sure that
you are not running any services using this account. (not trying to insult
your intelligence, I have several clients that, in the past, have assigned
this account to a service) If you are logged elswhere on or have services
running and you change the password, then you will end up locking the Domain
Admin account.
--
David Davis, MCSE, CCNA, Security +
Network Engineer


"Ballyb" wrote:

> Hi, We have been told we have to change our Domain Administrator password.
>
> Is this as simple as going into A/D and reseting the password or is there
> more involved.
>
> Any advice would be grateful.
>
> Thx

Ballyb
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
Nice 1, thanks.

"David Davis" wrote:

> I would recommend logging in as the domain administrator, hitting Ctl-Alt-Del
> and using the change password utility. Be sure that you are not logged on
> using this account on any other machine on the network. Also, make sure that
> you are not running any services using this account. (not trying to insult
> your intelligence, I have several clients that, in the past, have assigned
> this account to a service) If you are logged elswhere on or have services
> running and you change the password, then you will end up locking the Domain
> Admin account.
> --
> David Davis, MCSE, CCNA, Security +
> Network Engineer
>
>
> "Ballyb" wrote:
>
> > Hi, We have been told we have to change our Domain Administrator password.
> >
> > Is this as simple as going into A/D and reseting the password or is there
> > more involved.
> >
> > Any advice would be grateful.
> >
> > Thx


Administrator password