running server 2012 and somehow around 5 o'clock yesterday the password to it changed. I have been at this job for 4 years now. we have never changed the password to our servers. Its a pretty secure password but has anyone ever come across that happening? My boss is also looking into it but i just wanted to see if anyone else has had this occur to them? any feed would be great. Thanks in advance
Servers dont change a local/domain useraccount password unless it has a time to which is to expire through active directory on the account tab.
Off which on the next logon it should be prompted to change the password.
Only human intervention or malware would/could change a user's password mate unless you mean the machine account password of which you would use netdom.exe to re-create a new one from the domain controller.
Was this the local admin account or.....?