Resetting the Password of a Managed Service Account
Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2
This topic explains how to use the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell to reset the password of a managed service account.
The following example demonstrates how to reset the password of the managed service account SQL-SRV1:
Managed service account authentication fails after its password is changed in Windows® 7 or Windows Server® 2008 R2. To resolve this issue, install the Hotfix located here, Managed service account authentication fails after its password is changed in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2.
For a full explanation of the parameters that you can pass to Reset-ADServiceAccountPassword, at the Active Directory module command prompt, type Get-Help Reset-ADServiceAccountPassword –detailed, and then press ENTER.