[This post courtesy of Paul Fitzgerald]
If you have a disaster and you need to recover, are you going to be able to log into your system? When using the Directory Service restore Mode (DSRM) Administrator password, you may not be able to remember it! This could lead to a whole whack of problems, as great as not having access to log into your machine to recover data!
In Windows Small Business Server 2003, the product itself kept the DSRM Administrator password in sync with the Administrator account on the system. So whenever that password was changed, so was the DSRM password. Making things super easy for you.
With Windows Small Business Server 2008, the built in administrator account is disabled, so this functionality was never implemented. However, a new feature is available for download for you to choose which account the DSRM password is sync’d with. KB Article 961320 talks about what’s needed to download. You can download the patch by clicking on the:
icon (it will probably be included in Server SP2), and then the command line that you need to run to choose which domain account to sync it too.
That’s all there is to it!