How to Change Security Credentials for Auto Accept Agent Account


Topic Last Modified: 2006-06-29

This topic explains how to change the password setting for the account that is used to run Auto Accept Agent.

In Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003, Auto Accept Agent can be run as a local service or can be run in the context of a domain account. In Microsoft Windows 2000 Server®, you must run Auto Accept Agent under the security context of a domain account.

Do not let the password for your domain account expire. If the password does expire, causing it to become an invalid password, the mailbox registration will be disabled for any mailboxes that subsequently receive a request. This situation is identifiable by an ExOLEDB event recorded in the event log. After you have reset the password, any mailboxes for which the registration was disabled must be reregistered.

  1. Open Component Services, click Start, point to All Programs, Administrative Tools, and then click Component Services.

  2. In the details pane, navigate to Auto Accept Agent by expanding Component Services, Computers, My Computer, and then COM+ Applications.

  3. Right-click Auto Accept Agent, and then click Properties.

  4. On the Identity tab, provide and confirm the new password according to your organization's security policies.

For more information about Component Services, see the Windows Help documentation.

For more information about how to plan deployment of the agent, see Planning an Auto Accept Agent Deployment.