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    Resetting Domain Admin password

    Hi all,

    I need to reset my domain password but before I do it I wanted to know if there is a free software that tells you which services, applications etc are using the domain administrator login, I think I know most of them but just wanted to make sure and I do not want to miss anything.

    Many thanks for your assistance.

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    It may be a "do it and see what breaks" exercise, unfortunately.
    I'd be interested in a better method, too!
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    There is no way to tell what services are running using the Domain Admin account because they could be on any computer in the domain. This is where good doc comes in.
    All you can do is check all services on all DCs, sorting by login name, and hope you haven't missed anything.

    Strictly speaking you should never run anything under the domain admin credentials, you should set up a service account for any service you need with specific permissions that allow only the minimum access for that application.

    cheers, Paul

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    Server monitoring software will usually list the services running, but not necessarily what login type / account.

    cheers, Paul

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    Open up services on the individual DC's
    Sort by 'logon as'
    If administrator is the name used by the service, change it's password

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