I've installed SharePoint Server 2010 today, and it has fallen over heavily once this afternoon and I rebuilt the farm, it has now just happened again.
I believe it is falling over when I set the managed credentials up to change the password automatically. To test this feature I scheduled the password change so it would happen in the next 15-30 mins to monitor the behavior.
Initially I manually did a 'change password for this account now' with a randomly generated password that SP generates.
I did this for the Farm account, I then restarted the Timer Service (which obviously uses this account). The restart of the service was successful.
I was then using the 'Manage Service Accounts' console to change ther service for the 'Windows Token Claims Service' to a least priv service account, I then did the same for some other services.
I then got the following exception:
Unfortunately I don't have the entire exception as I no longer can access the farm, but it seemed to suggest there was already an object in the timer service named the same as the job I had potentially created in trying to change the credentials, and said
to rename the object first?!?!
Others have had a similar exception trying to change the profile import service credentials (I LEFT THIS SERVICE ALONE!!).
I then restarted the
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