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Resetting the Password of a Managed Service Account

Updated: February 28, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

This topic explains how to use the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell to reset the password of a managed service account.

The following example demonstrates how to reset the password of the managed service account SQL-SRV1:

Reset-ADServiceAccountPassword SQL-SRV1

noteNote
Managed service account authentication fails after its password is changed in Windows® 7 or Windows Server® 2008 R2. To resolve this issue, install the Hotfix located here, Managed service account authentication fails after its password is changed in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2.

For a full explanation of the parameters that you can pass to Reset-ADServiceAccountPassword, at the Active Directory module command prompt, type Get-Help Reset-ADServiceAccountPassword –detailed, and then press ENTER.

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