Service Account Password recovery in Sharepoint 2010 …

Some time ago, I was setting up a new Sharepoint (Foundation) 2010 server and realised that I had forgotten the passwords of the various service accounts I had setup in AD. I wondered if there was a way to get the passwords rather than reset them. A quick google search turned up this page: http://joelblogs.co.uk/2012/09/22/recovering-passwords-for-sharepoint-2010-farm-web-application-and-service-application-accounts/ on a blog called ‘Joel’s SharePoint Architect Blog’. It saved me a bit of work. Thanks Joel! I was a bit surprised it was this easy.

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