TFS stores a record of the name of the actual account that is used as its service account.
By changing the record, you can assign a different account to act as the service account. Whether you change the account, the password, or both, you stay synchronized with other components in your deployment.
Voila, my Central Admin site was back up and running.
But there turned out to be many other issues that were introduced when the password changed. The error was described as: DCOM got error “The service did not start due to a logon failure.
TFS 2017 and TFS v Next only support 64-bit operating systems.
For earlier versions of TFS, you can use either the 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems when a 32-bit version is available.
TFS runs services such as its Web services and the Team Foundation Background Job Agent in the context of a service account.
For simplicity, the TFS documentation refers to this account as TFSService, although that is not the actual name of the account unless you specifically create an account with that name.
It doesn't include authorization, which is the process of using the requestor's identity to check whether permissions allow access to the requested resource.Requesting any URL from these sites returned a “Service Unavailable” message. When I checked IIS I noticed that the Application Pools for these Web apps were stopping as soon as I put through a page request. For more information, see Help and Support Center at I’d restart them and they would stop again straight away. Two Event Log errors entries being written each time the app pool was shut down. Event Type: Warning Event Source: W3SVC Event Category: None Event ID: 1009 Date: 9/10/2007 Time: PM User: N/A Computer: SHAREPOINT1 Description: A process serving application pool ‘Share Point Central Administration v3′ terminated unexpectedly. ============================================== Event Type: Error Event Source: W3SVC Event Category: None Event ID: 1002 Date: 9/10/2007 Time: PM User: N/A Computer: SHAREPOINT1 Description: Application pool ‘Share Point Central Administration v3′ is being automatically disabled due to a series of failures in the process(es) serving that application pool.Eventually I discovered that the password had been changed on one of the Service Accounts.In this case the account that managed the Application Pool and the account that managed the Timer service. I also went into the Services and reset the password.