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Change passwords for Shared Services Providers (Office SharePoint Server)

SharePoint 2007

Updated: April 19, 2007

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

 

Topic Last Modified: 2008-04-07

Use this procedure to change the password for the Shared Services Provider (SSP) service account. This account is used to operate the SSP Web services for inter-server communications and to run the timer jobs for the SSP. If the password expires and is not updated, these functions will not work properly.

NoteNote:
These procedures can be performed only after the password has been changed on the domain controller. The credentials entered are checked against those on the domain controller. If you enter the new password before the password has been changed on the domain controller, an error will result and the settings will not be changed.
NoteNote:
To save the changes, you must restart the Web application pool. This will cause the services that it provided to be momentarily unavailable while the Web application pool restarts.
NoteNote:
This procedure needs to be run only on the server that is running the SharePoint Central Administration Web site.
ImportantImportant:
Membership in the Administrators group on the local computer, or equivalent, is required to complete the following procedures. Membership in the Farm Administrators group (WSS_RESTRICTED_WPG Windows security group) is not sufficient to complete these procedures.
Change the password for the SSP service account by using the user interface
  1. In the SharePoint Central Administration Web site, on the left navigation bar, click Shared Services Administration.

  2. On the Manage this Farm's Shared Services page, expand the drop-down list menu for the SSP and click Edit Properties.

  3. On the Edit Shared Services Provider page, in the SSP Service Credentials section, type the new password in the Password box.

  4. Click OK to save the changes.

Change the password for the SSP service account by using the command line
  1. On the computer that is running the Central Administration Web site, open the command line and navigate to the Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN folder.

  2. At a command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

    stsadm -o editssp -title <SSP name> -ssplogin <username> -ssppassword <password>

    NoteNote:
    ssplogin is the SSP service account.
    For additional information, see Editssp: Stsadm operation (Office SharePoint Server).
  3. At a command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

    iisreset /noforce

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