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Changing Account Names Using the
Credential Manager
In general, if you want to change an account name, it is recommended that you create a new credential, and delete the old one. However, in the case where you want to replace the credentials in use in a number of places in Enterprise Reporter, the Credential Manager enables you to make a single change and have it be applied across your deployment. For example, if you are provided a new service credential to replace a credential used for a dozen nodes in your environment, you can change the account name on the credential.
If you modify credentials that are used by a discovery node, the node service must be restarted before the changes take effect. Enterprise Reporter will attempt to restart the node; however, if the restart fails, you may need to manually start the service on the computer hosting the node. If there are jobs currently running on the node, they will be canceled. To prevent this, either change the credentials during a down time, or cancel the discoveries yourself and restart them once the change takes effect.
To change the account used by Enterprise Reporter
On the System | Configuration page, click Manage credentials used by Enterprise Reporter.
It is recommended that you make these changes while no discoveries are running or waiting to be run before changing the account
A progress dialog box appears.