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When resetting the password for an ArcGIS Server account using the 'Configure ArcGIS Server Account' utility, the following error is returned: "Invalid password specified for arcgis."
During the installation of ArcGIS for Server, the ArcGIS Server account is created on Windows, and a password is established. This error occurs when the password for the account is changed via an operating system process, but the password is not updated by the 'Configure ArcGIS Server Account' wizard. To complete successfully, the wizard requires the valid password contained in the operating system.
Follow the instructions provided to change the password of the ArcGIS Server account in Windows and in the ArcGIS Server Service account.
If the ArcGIS Server account password is updated and the ArcGIS Server Service account password is not updated, the service fails to start, resulting in the server being down.