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    Changing DSRM password?

    Hi,

    I'm uncertain of our domain DSRM password and would like to change it.

    I have found the following article on the procedure involved to make the changes, but would like some clarification on what knock on effects this may have to the server/domain.
    How To Reset the Directory Services Restore Mode Administrator Account Password in Windows Server 2003

    Does this password effect anything else apart from the DSRM password, will it affect the running of Active Directory and the server if I change the password whilst the server is in use.

    Are there any dangers in changing this password?
    Many Thanks
    Matt

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    As no one has responded here I thought i'd post a response I received from TechNet Blog.

    No. The DSRM password is only used to log on to the DC in DS Restore Mode. The DSRM Administrator account is actually stored a local SAM database, so you are in no way affecting any accounts in Active Directory.

    You're not going to break anything by resetting the DSRM password.

    Jonathan Stephens, MCITP-EA
    Customer Service and Support
    Microsoft Corporation

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