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Constraint Violating Yak Guru

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Posted - 05/21/2007 :  05:49:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Assume that i lost my sa password and also i did'nt even turned on Windows Authentication.

Then is there any way to access the databases on that server.


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Posted - 05/21/2007 :  10:00:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You're suppose to say....

"A freind of mine forgot his sa does he get it back?"



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Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

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Posted - 05/21/2007 :  10:26:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Windows authentication is always on.
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Posted - 05/21/2007 :  10:27:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Login as another user who has an SA-equivalent role

"i did'nt even turned on Windows Authentication"

Does that matter? A Windows Administrator [on the Server itself] will still be able to get in to SQL Server - unless the Admin role has been explicitly deleted, won't they?

Or Reinstall SQL Server, and restore the databases from backup (presumably NOT included MASTER!)

That's presuming that this question isn't: And how would my friend automated this for ALL the web sites he "looks after"

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