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ravilobo
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

India
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Posted - 06/26/2006 :  03:25:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How to reset the SA password, when built in administrator access has been removed?

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jen
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Sweden
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Posted - 06/26/2006 :  03:54:54  Show Profile  Send jen a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
1. do you have any account with sa privilege?
--if yes, use this account

2. are the sql services running in domain account?
--if yes, use this account to gain access
--if you don't know the password for the service account(s), look for a sql server with the same service account and try to login there, hoping that builtin was not removed

3. if no for 1 & 2, ask for 'professional' help, i think there are services/businesses out there that will help you with this type of problem

or, if you have backups of your databases, reinstall sql server

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ravilobo
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India
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Posted - 06/26/2006 :  04:00:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
1. NO
2. Yes. But that doesn't have SA privilege!
3. If I reinstall, then I lose server level objects. DTS, JOBS, LOGINS etc..

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jen
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Posted - 06/26/2006 :  05:59:40  Show Profile  Send jen a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
2. what are the permissions you provided to the sql service account?
3. i meant backups for all including your system databases




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dizzyturkey
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China
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Posted - 02/03/2010 :  02:14:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I used MS SQL Server Password unlocker to reset sql password, which is safe and easy to use

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