Changing the password for an administrator account

Article:HOWTO81184  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2014-09-21  |  Article URL
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Changing the password for an administrator account

For security purposes, you may need to change the password for another administrator's account.

The following rules apply to changing passwords:

  • System administrators can change the password for all administrators.

  • Domain administrators can change the password for other domain administrators and limited administrators within the same domain.

  • Limited administrators can change their own passwords only.

When you configure the management server in the Management Server Configuration Wizard, you select either the embedded database or a Microsoft SQL Server database. If you select the embedded database, the password you enter for the default administrator account admin also becomes the database password. If you change the default administrator's password, the database password does not change.

If the password is reset to fix an administrator account lockout, the administrator must still wait for the lockout period to expire. The default lockout period is 15 minutes.

To change the password for an administrator account

  1. In the console, click Admin > Administrators.

  2. Under Administrators, select the administrator account, and then click Change password.

    Press F1 to see the password restrictions.

  3. Type both your password and the administrator's new password.

  4. Click Change.

See Unlocking an administrator's account after too many logon attempts.

See Managing administrator accounts.

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