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Recently I did a password reset for the sharepoint administration accounts. When trying to access the shared services administration page I get the error: "Cannot connect to the configuration database."

I can resolve this issue by changing one of the admin accounts back to its previous password, however this password needs to be changed. So, where do I specify the user-name and password for this?


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In sp2007 it is quite complicated


But in sp2010 it is solved with managed accounts.

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ugh.. thanks :) –  user2279 Jan 28 '11 at 3:52

u can change it.

go to cental admin->operations

in operations goto data configuration section->select default database server

here u can specify your username and password.

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