My Front End Server Crashed for one of my SharePoint 2010 (Version 14.0.4762.1000) Farms. I restored the Farm via my backup system. However, I am unsuccessful trying to connect to the original Farm Configuration Database. This is because I forgot the Farm passphrase. :(
My 1st question is: Is there anyway to recover the original farm passphrase?
My 2nd question is: Is there a way around this if the original farm passphrase is not recoverable?
I tried creating a new Configuration Database and then changing the phrase using the below Powershell script. That only works for the new Configuration Database not the old one.
*$passphrase = ConvertTo-SecureString -asPlainText -Force
Set-SPPassPhrase -PassPhrase $passphrase -Confirm*