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Is there any way to open or get scripts for a database that is password protected by another user?
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Question by:sublimation
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by:arbert
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SQL Server databases aren't password protected.  If you use the SA account or logon to windows as an administrator, you should be able to access anything in the database.
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by:sublimation
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Hi,  arbert.

Somebody has set the database so that only they can use it and that person is no longer at the company.  They set themselves as the system admin.
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arbert earned 250 total points
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You should still be able to login as a domain admin and get into the database.
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by:Scott Pletcher
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>> You should still be able to login as a domain admin and get into the database. <<

Even if he/she removed the BUILTIN login?


You might want to search the web using Google or Teoma -- it's my understanding that SQL p/ws are rather weakly encoded and I think you may find some good "cracking" code.
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