Updating The Password For The Account Windows Service Bus Is Running Under

At the end yesterday's work day,my Service Bus Farm was working as expected, however this morning I was checking messages and they were failing to be sent to the queue. The error I was getting was, "The service did not start due to a logon failure." This particular farm is on the domain, so I have to use VPN to see it, which is one of the potential points of failure. Also, this morning I was informed that my password needed to be changed for the domain, and I did that too, for the second point of failure. My first thought pointed me to a post I did a while back for checking the status of the SB farm, and the power-shell commands for checking that the farm was up and running. All of the services were up and running, however I knew that changing my password caused the issues, next steps were to understand how it could be fixed.

The services were running because I had left the machine running, so I decided to reboot the machine. when I did I found that there were a couple of the services that failed to start up.

When tried to restart the SB host, is when I realized that changing the password was what was causing my issue. Therefore the solution was to go to the services and reset the password for the account that the windows services FabricHost and Service Bus Message Broker are running under.


Once the password is updated, the services can be either restarted from the "Services" window or simply by re-issuing the "start-sbhost" power-shell command. Messages will now continue to flow.

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Posted by: BayerWhite
Posted on: 4/17/2014 at 3:12 AM
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