Getting a high load on your farm and you decide to add a new Web Front End to the mix. Oh no! You forgot that SharePoint Passphrase to allow you to connect to your farm.
Before you start freaking out, check out this powershell command
Get-Help Set-SPPassPhrase -Detailed
To easily reset your SharePoint Passphrase
$passphrase = ConvertTo-SecureString -String "mySharePoint2010password" -asPlainText -Force
Set-SPPassPhrase -PassPhrase $passphrase -Confirm
Thanks to Stewart Wainaina for sharing this!