Solved

Unable to access SA account (unknown password)

Posted on 2009-03-31
2
432 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
We do not know the SA password for a SQL database (ACT7)
I have tried to reset to Windows authintication with the "edit SQL Server Registration" tool, but it will not allow me to use thw Windows Admin account.
0
Comment
Question by:cookd47
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
2 Comments
 
LVL 57

Expert Comment

by:Raja Jegan R
ID: 24029069
0
 
LVL 57

Accepted Solution

by:
Raja Jegan R earned 500 total points
ID: 24029097
Or the synopsis of it as given below:

1. In SSMS, try to connect to the server by replacing the Server IP or name using '.' which means server to use Dedicated Administrator Connection.
2. Choose Windows Authentication and Connect to the server.
3. It will connect and then Go to Security --> Users --> Right click sa and then change its password.

You are done..
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Entity Framework is a powerful tool to help you interact with the DataBase but still doesn't help much when we have a Stored Procedure that returns more than one resultset. The solution takes some of out-of-the-box thinking; read on!
CCModeler offers a way to enter basic information like entities, attributes and relationships and export them as yEd or erviz diagram. It also can import existing Access or SQL Server tables with relationships.
Video by: Steve
Using examples as well as descriptions, step through each of the common simple join types, explaining differences in syntax, differences in expected outputs and showing how the queries run along with the actual outputs based upon a simple set of dem…
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

740 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question