Our company system team is going to change the Active Directory password for the SharePoint system account.

I need to know all activities I need to do post password change.


If you change the password and update the SharePoint with new password, after that make sure all app pools and timer service gets the new password. Update a sync with new password, then you are all set.

I don't see any impact if process properly followed. Worst case scenario would be SharePoint goes down if you locked out the account.

Source: Impact of changing System Account Password

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    Thank you rafael, for the answer. Could you please help me on; 1. How to update SharePoint password 2. Update a sync with new password 3. Check all app pools and timer services get new password – shoab Jan 24 '17 at 13:05
  • This should cover it all: mstechbits.com/sharepoint-2013/… – ranbo Jan 24 '17 at 13:34
  • did you manage to figure it out @shoab ? – ranbo Jan 24 '17 at 15:21
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    Tnks rafael, Below is my scenario and actions i will do as per that article; Our's is 3 tier architecture SP farm. The IT team is gonna change the System Account password. The System Account (sp_admin) is been used for all SharePoint purposes like; 1)Application Pool identity (App Server & Web Server) 2)Run services (Web Server) SharePoint 2010 Administration, User Code Host, Search, Timer and Web Analytics. 3)These same services on (App Server) along with Forefront Identity Manager & Sync services 4)Managed account on App & Web server I will update pwd all these places. Crt me if wrong – shoab Jan 25 '17 at 12:30
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    Dear Rafael, Could you please verify my steps and comment on it. Thank you. – shoab Jan 29 '17 at 6:50

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