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SMSservice account lockouts

SMSservice account lockouts

SMSservice account lockouts

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Hi.  SMS2 SP2.  Within the last month I have been having problems with SMSservice account & SMSclient_<sitecode> account being constantly locked out.  This started with SQL service account having logon failures.  I reset the SQL account (even though all SMS & SQL accounts are set to never expire) and this service started properly.  In the following weeks SMS EXEC isn't starting due to login failures.  I reset the SMSService password and applied the change to all thre services that I can find which use this account.  However the account is being constantly locked out.  Any ideas what I am missing - prior to this the service had been running relatively smoothly.

RE: SMSservice account lockouts

I had the same problem with the SMSClient_<sitecode> account. I found a fix for it on Microsofts Web Site, but I can tell you what I did and save you the hassle of looking for it. Copy the SMSClient_<sitecode> account from within User Manager for Domains and add a number to the end of the name also specify a password and confirm this password. You will also need to add these accounts to the SMS Primary Site Server.

<sitecode>
   Client Connection
      Client area of SMS.

My suggestion is one account for every 50 NT computers on your network. Wait at least a week for all your CAP's and Logon points to replicate this information. Then disable the old account and see if you are still locking the SMSClient_<sitecode> account. I hope this helps you with your problem

RE: SMSservice account lockouts

Suzuki, I have been having the same problem with the SMSClient account locking out. Can you post the MS article number? Also, should I delete the original SMSClient account after create new ones.

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