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 SP 3 Installation Error

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Posted - 2003-02-03 : 19:47:30
I installed the SQL Server 2000 and I got an error message. Microsoft Knowledge Base advised me to install SP 3. I downloaded it but as I started the SP 3 I got the following message:

A strong SA password is required for security reasons. Please use SAPWD switch to supply the same. Refer to readme for more details. Setup will now exit.

What can I do? Thanks.

Yak Posting Veteran

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Posted - 2003-02-03 : 19:56:31
U need to change your SA password from Blank to something more strong (Not blank). This is one of the vulnerabilities that is patched up in Service Pack 3.

There is a way to get around this problem but Microsoft strongly recommends to remove the BLANK SA password.


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