Recently I had to change my password (as we all do), but on this occasion it didn’t work, while not completely anyway.
This is my story and what I learnt.
I changed my password when prompted during the login process and then logged into SAS Enterprise Guide and changed my saved passwords there as well. ( All good so far )
I then went to check my Optimal SAS Administration (OSA) dashboard, only to find that it had not been updated. ( This is where things started to go wrong )
I logged on to the remote server to investigate, quickly realising that I was using a network share to update the dashboard and the password wouldn’t have updated. ( Simple solution right, or so I thought )
After numerous attempts to change the password by
- re-adding the network share with the new password
- deleting the job and re-adding
- running the job interactively (which worked) then running it in batch again (still didn’t work)
- changing the name of the dashboard
- changing the folder the dashboard is in
- locking my account on numerous occasions
I realised I was beaten and goggled for the answer, to find that Windows has a Credential Manager that stores passwords for automatic logon. ( The answer )
- I followed these instructions to remove the password
- Then remapped the share, to save the correct credentials.
- Then disconnected the mapped share.
A procedure I will no doubt practice over the coming months.