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Utility to change password in Services/Scheduled tasks on remote Servers

Changing the password is one of the regular activities for a typical System Administrator. It is not an easy task unless you have required tools in your tool kit. If you have changed one of your domain admin password, you need to find the places(be it services or scheduled tasks) where you have saved it and update password there. If you have 1000 servers, then you will endup updating/scanning remote server’s services/scheduled tasks one after another unless you have some home grown scripts to serve this purpose. 

Well, I have some good news if you are still spending long hours to change the passwords. Today I came across a new utility called SSTUM (Service and Scheduled Task User Manager) which helps you in changing the password in remote services or scheduled Tasks with less efforts.

A few things I notices about this tool are…

1) Easy to use and saves lot of time
2) Input can be a computer list or you can make selection from active directory
3) Has an option to restart service after changing the password — pretty useful
4) Support exporting of results to some text file
 5) Supports changing the username as well.

More details about this tool and download location are available at http://martin77s.wordpress.com/2010/07/19/service-and-scheduled-task-user-manager/

Hope this definitely helps.

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  • Uma December 13, 2010, 4:51 am

    Excellent tool. Very useful to every Sysadmin in his life time.

  • Uma April 29, 2011, 12:44 pm

    There is a feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory. Managed Service Accounts can be used to schedule any task/services

  • Gary Hess December 27, 2011, 10:49 pm

    Managed servie accounts cannot be used to run scheduled tasks.