Article ID: 3265, created on Nov 30, 2007, last review on May 9, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • H-Sphere 3.6.2

Resolution

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

To change hsadmin login and password in H-Sphere version 2.3:

Option A

  1. In your browser address line, type:

        http://[IP_ADDRESS]/cfg/hsadmin-set.asp?newlogin=[NEWLOGIN]&newpassword=[NEWPASS]   
    

    where:

    • [IP_ADDRESS] is the IP of the Winbox
    • [NEWLOGIN] is the new login of the hsadmin user
    • [NEWPASS] is the new password of the hsadmin user
  2. Log in as hsadmin using the old login and password. You will get a page with a zero (0). This means that login and password has been successfully changed.

Option B

Manually make the following changes:

  1. In Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Manager -> Local Users and Groups -> Users change user login and password.

  2. In the registry [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Psoft\HSphere\Settings], change keys

    • "AdminLogin" =
    • "AdminPassword" =
  3. In Start -> Administrative tools -> Component service -> Component service -> Computerc -> MyComputer -> COM+ application, right click IIS-{Default Web Site//Root/CFG} or another website that is configured as H-Sphere default, and select Properties. Click the Identity tab and enter new login and new password for the hsadmin user. Alternatively, you can create a new user with this login and password in the Administrators group.

To change hsadmin password in H-Sphere version 2.4 and up:

(instructions on how to change login to be added)

  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. In the registry [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Psoft\HSphere\Settings] change a key: - "AdminPassword" = X where X is the newly changed password. 1.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.

  3. Click the Identity tab and enter a new login and the new password.
  4. Generate a new password hash using the following tool: http://www.psoft.net/shiv/WinBox/HashGenerator.zip In cmd window:

    >HashGenerator.exe "password"  
    
  5. 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.

  6. Restart H-Sphere services and change the password on your CP for the winbox physical server.

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