Thursday, 3 March 2011

AD account password out of sync with the managed service account within SharePoint

Problem: I am trying to start services on a server, when I start the Search Foundation service I get the following error: "The password for the account ...\..., as currently stored in SharePoint, is not the same as the current password for the account within Active Directory.  To fix this with Powershell, run Set-SPManagedAccount -UseExistingPassword."
Initial Hypothesis: The password for the account I am using to run the service using has been changed in AD, this does not match the password stored in the SharePoint.

Resolution: Reset the AD Password



Ensure SharePoint is using the correct pswd i.e. chnage the store managed account password as shown below using the Set-SPManagedAccount cmd.




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