Parallels H-Sphere Documentation System Administrator Guide


Changing hsadmin Login and Password


Last modified: 27 Dec 2007


WARNING: This documentation covers Parallels H-Sphere versions up to 3.1. For the latest up-to-date Parallels H-Sphere documentation, please proceed to the official Parallels site.

H-Sphere CP accesses Win boxes with the hsadmin user. This document explains how to change its login and password:

  1. On the winbox you are changing H-Sphere CP administrative account for go to Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Manager -> Local Users and Groups -> Users
  2. Change the password for H-Sphere CP administrative account.
  3. In the registry [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Psoft\HSphere\Settings] change a key:
        "AdminPassword" = X
    where X is the newly changed password.
  4. In Start -> Administrative tools -> Component service -> Component service -> Computer -> MyComputer -> COM+ application, right click IIS-{Default Web Site//Root/CFG} or another website that is configured as an H-Sphere's default, and select Properties.
  5. Click the Identity tab and enter a new login and the new password.
  6. Generate a new password hash using the following tool:
    In cmd window:
    >HashGenerator.exe "password"
  7. Put the new hash in the following line: "prop name="password" value="new_HASH" description="H-Sphere user password" in the disk:\HSphere.NET\bin\hsphere.config file.
  8. Restart H-Sphere services and change the password on your CP for the winbox physical server.

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