Every time Windows Server 2008 R2 asks me to change the admin password all the backup related scheduled task stop working, is there any way to avoid this? Backup is a serious thing an have to work forever. We have 3 server machines in a company.local domain each one with its scheduled windows server backup.
Ideally, you shouldn't be running scheduled tasks using the built in administrator accounts
My advice would be to create a service account and use that for your scheduled tasks. A service account is just a normal AD user, but usually has:
1) A VERY strong password (The kind you can't remember)
2) A meaningful name (E.g. svc_backup)
3) Password set to never expire
4) Configured so 'user' can't change password
The bottom two are just configured in the users AD properties.
You then give this account the relevant rights and privileges- ideally without making it a Domain Administrator.
Create a new account for the schedules tasks to run as, give it a long, complicated password (potentially that you throw away the details of once you have configured things) and set it to not expire the password. Give this account only enough rights to do your backup.
Use this account for your scheduled tasks. Ensure that knowledge of this accounts password is limited and consider changing it if you are concerned about its integrity at any point.