Why does my sa account on SQL Server 2008 keep getting reset

Posted on 2009-04-12
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have SQL Server 2008 setup on my server and am facing an issue wherein, each time I restart the server and try logging in to the DB using the "sa" credentials I get the following error

A connection was successfully established with the server, but then an error occurred during the login process. (provider: Shared Memory Provider, error: 0 - No process is on the other end of the pipe.) (.Net SqlClient Data Provider)

I have to reset the "sa" account each time I restart in order to get rid of this error using


Any idea what might be going on here ?

Question by:cranialsurge
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dportas earned 375 total points
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Are you capturing failed logins to the event log? Check that your SA login isn't being hacked causing lots of failed password attempts.

Avoid using SA at all. Use a domain login with the sysadmin role or create a different admin login called something other than SA.

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