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Removing old app pool accounts from moss database

  Asked By: Jeanne    Date: Jun 26    Category: MOSS    Views: 1058

I've been playing around with the SPpwd solution which gives you some great
capabilities for managing moss/wss service account passwords. The
configuration I'm working uses all AD domain accounts as recommended by
Microsoft. I've noticed after going to Operations > Service Accounts, that
there were a few applications that no longer exist listed there. Using the
SPpwd tool, I am able to dump the usernames and passwords stored within the
config database and I've also noticed that these dormant accounts are listed
with some really old passwords that are no longer valid.
Is there a way to clean up this list of accounts? I'm sure that it's not a
good thing to store unnecessary credentials stored within the database.
Additionally, why doesn't moss/wss clean this up automatically when a web
application is removed?

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Answer #1    Answered By: Timothy Davis     Answered On: Jun 26

I've been playing around with the SPpwd solution  which gives you some great
capabilities for managing  moss/wss service  account passwords. The configuration
I'm working  uses all AD domain accounts  as recommended  by Microsoft. I've
noticed after going to Operations > Service Accounts, that there were a few
applications that no longer  exist listed  there. Using the SPpwd tool, I am able
to dump the usernames and passwords  stored within the config database  and I've
also noticed that these dormant accounts are listed with some really old
passwords that are no longer valid.

Is there a way to clean  up this list  of accounts? I'm sure that it's not a good
thing to store  unnecessary credentials stored  within the database. Additionally,
why doesn't moss/wss clean this up automatically  when a web application is
removed?

 
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