MOSS 2007: Event ID 6641 Reason: Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password

We have changed the password of the account used to run some services of MOSS server. After some time, Event ID 6641 started to appear after approximately 5 minutes in the event viewer. 

Event Type:        Error

Event Source:     Office SharePoint Server

Event Category:  Office Server Shared Services

Event ID:   6641

Date:        XXXXXX

Time:        XXXXXX

User:         N/A

Computer:  XXXXXX


The SSP Timer Job Distribution List Import Job was not run. 

Reason: Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password 

Technical Support Details:

System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password

   at Microsoft.Office.Server.Utilities.WindowsSecurity.GetUserTokenFromCredentials(String userDomainName, String password, LogonType logonType)

   at Microsoft.Office.Server.Utilities.WindowsSecurity.GetUserTokenFromCredentials(String userDomainName, String password)

   at Microsoft.Office.Server.Administration.JobHandler.Execute(Object state, Boolean timedOut) 

For more information, see Help and Support Center at


Run following two commands using STSADM: 

stsadm -o updatefarmcredentials  [-identitytype] <configurableid/NetworkService>

[-userlogin] <domain\user name> [-password] <password> [-local] 

stsadm -o updateaccountpassword -userlogin <domain\name> -password <password> [-noadmin]


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