Reset SP Server 2007 service account password -- error RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi ,

    I am trying to change the service account password for my SP Server 2007 and I following the KB article:



    It threw an error:  Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

    When I execute the command below:

    stsadm -o updateaccountpassword -userlogin domain/account -password pwd -noadmin


    It doesn't work if I have my new password there, but when I tried to restore it with the old password, that line execute without any problem.

    Any idea?

    Thanks in advance. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

    • Moved by Lily Wu Wednesday, December 15, 2010 1:40 AM MOSS 2007 issue (From:SharePoint 2010 - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation)
    Friday, December 10, 2010 2:06 PM


  • This needs to be posted in the Pre-SharePoint 2010 forums, not here.

    Moderators, please move this to the appropriate forum.

    However, to answer your question, make sure you are running the command prompt as administrator and logged in as the SharePoint Farm Account.

    Adam Preston - MCTS SP2010/MOSS/WSS | Blog: http://www.tcscblog.com | Twitter: @_apreston
    • Marked as answer by Lily Wu Monday, December 27, 2010 2:01 AM
    Friday, December 10, 2010 2:10 PM