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Update SharePoint Farm account password

Title: Update SharePoint Farm account password

Description:

Due to security reason you have changed the sharepoint farm a/c password in active directory but you do not know how to let sharepoint know about it or simply update the new password in sharepoint so that sharepoint does not get crashed or encounter any issue.

Go to the SharePoint BIN directory through command prompt and then run following command.

In below command replace png\spfarm with your sharepoint farm a/c and replace Sp#$123 with your sharepoint farm a/c password.


stsadm -o updatefarmcredentials -userlogin png\spfarm -password Sp#$123

After pressing enter key, be patient wait for couple of seconds you will get following message.

Operation completed successfully.

After this command run IISRESET/noforce command.

Note: You will require couple of minutes downtime for this activity

Keyword: change sharepoint password, update farm account credential

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