I guess when you pick up an administrator password on a windows server machine, you’ve got to stick with it until the end of the world.
For security reasons, I changed the administrator password. It is like 16 character long now.
After rebooting the machine :
- MS SQL was not starting
It had been set up in NT services to start from the administrator account (don’t ask, I didn’t set it up that way, a company did). It didn’t notice the password change and could not start
- As a result, services relying on MS SQL could not start either : antivirus, time allowance system, WSUS ?
Ain’t that great ?
- Veritas Backup can’t connect to its own localhost server
It asks for the credentials but won’t let me input more than 12 characters in the password box !
More to come ?
I wish I could dump that Windows machine off the network !