This article explains how to change a computer's service account password by using a batch file.
In some cases, you may want to change a service account remotely or for numerous computers. You can use the sc.exe
command to create a batch file for this purpose. Sc.exe
is a command-line utility that allows you to communicate with the Windows NT Service Controller and services. This utility is available on the Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Resource Kit CD-ROM.
Change the Password on a Service Account
The following is an example of how you can use the sc.exe
command-line utility in a batch file to change a service account password
net view | find "\" >server.txt
for /F %%i in (server.txt) do sc %%i config service_name password= new_password
is the name of the service account and new_password
is the new password that you want to assign to the service account.
For information about how to obtain the Windows NT Server 4.0 Resource Kit (and the Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Resource Guide), browse to the following Microsoft Web site: