New administrator here. I have an application which has an admin SQL account that handles a bunch of automated tasks for the application. From time to time the users have to login with this account and do some maintenance. The things they need to do can ONLY be done with this special admin account.
The users have lost the password for this admin account. If I change reset the password I will "break" many of the functions of this application and they will be forced to reinstall the app.
Is it better for me to try to crack the password with one of the brute force crackers out there or is there a way for me to map one of the windows login users to this admin SQL user account so that they can login as themselves and be able to do what they need to do? Or perhaps there's another option I'm not aware of.