How I solved sharepoint’s service unavailable error, HTTP 503?


I have Sharepoint installed on one of my VM and I needed to open Sharepoint central administration for some reason. BTW, if you are into Sharepoint BI – there’s a little chance that you may run into this error and the error says “Service unavailable. HTTP error 503”. And after quick searches on Internet, figured out how to solve the problem. It turns out that I had changed the password of the Identity. It was my demo machine and I was running sharepoint using the domain’s administrative account. Don’t hit me! I am learning..Kidding. Any-who, Here are the steps:

Go to IIS Manager > Application pools > Locate sharepoint central admin that stopped > right click > Advanced settings > reset password.

Here’s a quick video. I am sorry for poor audio, Next time I’ll use a better tool: