Changing service accounts and handling password resets

While this is technically a pure SharePoint posting, we have found it useful in our labs. We have password resets all of the time and this cheat sheet was developed to make it as painless as possible. I hope you find it as useful as we do.

Step 1: Start Services.msc

  • For each service using the machine account, update the password and start the service

Step 2: Start IIS Manager. Under Application Pools, select each of the app pools that use the account that you are changing:

  • Click Advanced Settings
  • Click Identity
  • Set the username and password
  • iisreset

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