Will changing the passwords affect failover?

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May 20th, 2008

I want to change the unityinstall and unityadmin passwords. Will that have any effect on the failover Unity when failover happens? Will I run into any issues with logins or authentication on the failover? No services are logged in to the accounts. This is Unity 4.0.5. Thanks.

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Correct Answer by Jaime Valencia about 8 years 8 months ago

no services run with those accounts (at least no when they're configured properly and according to our guides ;-) ) so there is really nothing to worry about when changing those passwords, on the other hand if you were changing the dirsvc and msgstore, then u would need to do the process of going into the services window and changing the pwd for each service that uses the accounts

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ranpierce Tue, 05/20/2008 - 13:15

Yes, you will need to go into the services applet and change the logon password for the services that you change or the service will not start the next time you start the service after the password is changed.

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Jaime Valencia Tue, 05/20/2008 - 13:42

no services run with those accounts (at least no when they're configured properly and according to our guides ;-) ) so there is really nothing to worry about when changing those passwords, on the other hand if you were changing the dirsvc and msgstore, then u would need to do the process of going into the services window and changing the pwd for each service that uses the accounts

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javalenc

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Tommer Catlin Wed, 05/21/2008 - 07:15

yeah, but you do not know that someone used "unityinstall" as the service accounts for installations. I ran into a Unity server last week for an upgrade and found that all the service accounts were using "unityinstall" rather than the correct unitymsgstrsvc, unitydirsvc, etc.

Jaime Valencia Wed, 05/21/2008 - 07:29

haha, tell me about it. i saw at least 10 guys that had issues because the services were running with other accounts other than the ones from the doc when i was at TAC, that's why i mentioned that if the services were running with the accounts according to the documentation there would be no issue... but you never know how the guy that installed the server configured them ;-)

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d.anthony.hadley_2 Fri, 05/23/2008 - 08:26

That's a good point. I looked in the Services and non of them are using the Unityinstall or Unityadmin accounts. Is there anywhere else that I should check to make sure no services are using those accounts? Thanks.

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