Updateaccountpassword: Stsadm operation (Windows SharePoint Services)

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Updated: June 14, 2007

Applies To: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


Topic Last Modified: 2009-03-10

Updates the Web application pool passwords.

Use the noadmin parameter if the Central Administration application pool is the same account as other Web application pools. The updataccountpassword operation does not update the Web application pool account that is associated with the Central Administration Web site. To do this, use the Updatefarmcredentials operation.

stsadm -o updateaccountpassword

   -userlogin <domain\name>

   -password <password>



Parameter Value Required? Description


For a service account, the value is in the form:


For a configurable ID, the value is in the form:



Defines the Web application pool identity account.

The userlogin parameter provides a way to change the farm account from a domain account to a service account (for example, NetworkService).

It also describes the application pool account that you are using as either a built-in service account, such as Network Service, or a configurable ID (for example, Domain\user_name).




Specifies the new updated password.




Checks and ensures that the new account is not the same account as the administrative application pool account. If so, a warning message is displayed, and then exits.