Changing the SharePoint Farm Administrator Password

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager

When the SharePoint farm administrator password is changed, you have to rerun the ConfigureSharePoint.exe tool on the front-end Web server that is configured for SharePoint protection in System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM). For more information about how to use ConfigureSharePoint.exe, see Using ConfigureSharePoint.

If you do not rerun ConfigureSharePoint.exe after changing the farm administrator password, SharePoint farm backups will continue with the following limitations:

  • DPM will be unable to discover any changes in the SharePoint farm topology (for example, adding a new database or deleting an existing database).

  • In DPM, the list of URLs in the SharePoint farm cannot be updated. Therefore, item-level recovery for newly added items will not be available for protection.

  • Recovery of the complete farm content cannot be triggered from DPM. The databases must be recovered one by one.

  • Databases in the farm cannot be recovered by using the Recover to original Instance of SQL Server option in the DPM Recovery Wizard. You can recover the databases to the original location by using the Recover to any SQL Instance option.

  • The alert “DPM Alert – BackupMetaDataEnumeration Failed” is generated in DPM. See the Details pane for more information about the cause of this alert.