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How to change the password of windows for SAP system admin <sapsid>adm

Hello Gurus,

Could you please show me what is the procedure steps by steps on how to change the password for the Windows superuser for SAP system administration <sapsid>adm and SAPService<SID>.

Windows 2003 server

NW 7 SP9

Oracle 10

Thanks in advance,


Former Member
Former Member replied

Hi Davidn,

Though I've not done it before, but below will be the procedure.

You have to use "Standard Windows method" of changing the password of these users. This is as per the below link

As these users are externally identified to the database, you don't have to change anything in the database. To check if they are externally identified or not, below two parameters should be set.



sqlplus "/as sysdba";
show parameter <parameter name>;

However, you've to do below activities after password change: (very important)

- Enter the new password in the service administration tool for all releated SAP<SID>_<Instance> services

- restart all related SAP instances

If I were to change the password, I'd follow this,

- first shutdown SAP

- then would do the password changes,

- maintain the password in services

- start SAP.

(if SAP<SID>_<nn> doesn't have the correct password of SAPServiceSID user, then it will fail and inconsistencies happen in MMC entries.)



Edited by: Debasis Sahoo on Oct 20, 2008 10:39 PM

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