Finding Windows Services running under certain accounts.

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Shane Corellian|August 27, 2013
Finding Windows Services running under certain accounts.
Finding Windows Services running under certain accounts.

Find services that use old passwords

Situation: Your Active Directory password needs to be changed for an account that is used to run different services across your domain.

Problem: If any of these services attempt to start up using old credentials your account will be locked out (not to mention the service wouldn't start)

Solution: Use PDQ Inventory to find these computers and services so that you can set the new service password.

Let's create a new report. Add the columns shown in the image below.

report - service using Al.Swearengen account - columns

After you select the columns you want shown go to the Filters tab and add the filter shown below.

report - service using Al.Swearengen account - columns - all

Run the report. Make sure your Collection Source is set to the correct Collection. In this case I chose the All Computers collection. To choose your Collection Source click the Collection Source button.

inv-3.0-collectionsourcebutton
report - service using Al.Swearengen account - computer name

As you can see I have two computers that are running Services using the account al.swearengen. I now know where I can go to update the account password for those services.

Lex walks you through creating a report like this.

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Shane Corellian

Shane is the co-founder of PDQ.

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