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password, or you can change the password yourself (giving you a chance to have some control
over the account’s password and making that notification email more useful).
editing an account
Below the Credential Management settings are the Automatic Password Change settings,
where you can change the password change policy and notification email settings. And at the
bottom of the page is a convenient section that not only lists the most recent and next password
changes scheduled but also shows what SharePoint components (web applications, services, or
service applications) are using that account. Nice to know.
SHARING SHOULD BE CARING, BUT SOMETIMES IT ISN’T
If you enable password changes on an account that is also used by non-SharePoint services, those
services may stop working once SharePoint changes the account’s password, because SharePoint
doesn’t actually tell anybody else what the new password is. The other service is left unaware of
what happened and unable to log in with that account anymore. This is just a friendly reminder.
C O N F I G U R E S E R V I C E A C C O U N T S
Service accounts are used by SharePoint’s web applications and services. In this version of
SharePoint, all significant services (except the search content access account and SharePoint tracing)
require their service accounts to be managed. To see what service account each SharePoint
component has and what services are available in the farm, go to the Service Accounts page (Figure 11.68).