Change in Admin Password Resulted in images missing in SharePoint Central Admin and Other sites RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    We tried to change our admin password for our site. But after changing the password and resetting it in every Application Pool in IIS and in Windows services those run under the same admin, central admin is showing like mobile view. No icons or images were coming. I went inside "Configure Managed Accounts" and added the new password. But after clicking on "save" it was showing JS error on page. Our main site's navigation also got disturbed and no icons were coming in Site Settings. When we run Fiddler we found out that "\LAYOUTS\1033\STYLES\" was not getting accessed. We have checked the permission but Full permission was there for that admin. We have done IISRESET. We have restarted Application as well as DB server but nothing helped. Then we thought to revert back the changes and made the password as previous. After making it previos password everything worked perfectly. Can anyone please help? What step we missed?

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 1:53 PM


  • To correct for a password mismatch

        Verify that you meet the following minimum requirements: See Add-SPShellAdmin.

        On the Start menu, click All Programs. Click Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products.

        Click SharePoint 2010 Management Shell.

        From the Windows PowerShell command prompt, type the following ENTER:

    Set-SPManagedAccount [-Identity] <SPManagedAccountPipeBind> -ExistingPassword <SecureString> -UseExistingPassword $true

    To change the passwords for service accounts in SharePoint Server 2007 and in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, follow these steps.

    Note If the SQL Server service uses a domain account, and the password for that domain account is either expired or invalid, make sure that you update the password for the domain account before you perform this procedure.

    Details:--------------- http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934838

    There is not a SharePoint 2010 equivalent to the “How to change service accounts and service account passwords in SharePoint Server 2007 and in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0” article, due to some significant improvements that have been introduced to allow service accounts and passwords to be easily managed in SharePoint farms of all sizes. In short, assuming all SharePoint service accounts for a SharePoint 2010 farm are using a single account, the entire script from the KB article could be replicated with the following Windows PowerShell command:

    Set-SPManagedAccount –Identity domain\user –NewPassword “password”.

    To change the passwords for service accounts in SharePoint Server 2010


    Thursday, April 5, 2012 10:17 AM