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Default Content Access Account

  Asked By: Bryson    Date: Jun 25    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 7800

- In SPS2003 I have an account configured and specified as my
"Default Content Access Account"

- At one time I had specified the password and confirmed when I
was configuring the farm

- I have forgotten the password.

Question is: Is there anywhere in SharePoint dB or config files where
I can view/retrieve this information??

Or is it all hashed up and encrypted whereby I cannot recover it?



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Alice Chandler     Answered On: Jun 25

The password  would not be held by SharePoint. Instead, SharePoint
references the information in AD. You're question  is really this: can
you recover  a password held in AD?

Answer #2    Answered By: Lynette Sawyer     Answered On: Jun 25

Ok.. that answers my question  and clarifies to me how it works. Thanks!!

Answer #3    Answered By: Shelton Dickson     Answered On: Jun 25

Why not just change the password  in AD and SharePoint.

There is a KB article on this.

Answer #4    Answered By: Gretchen Stokes     Answered On: Jun 25

Yes.. I'm sure this will work.

However, my question  was not looking for a solution. The intent of the
question was just a cover or front to understand a different concept.
(sneaky eh?)

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