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SQL 2000 Password Recovery

Does anyone out there know of a FREE utility that will allow me to recover a password for an MS SQL 2000 database?
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Anthony PerkinsCommented:
>>Does anyone out there know of a FREE utility that will allow me to recover a password for an MS SQL 2000 database?<<
Yes, it is called Setup.exe and it is the one that comes with your original CD.  In other words you will have to reinstall.

I am sorry, but we cannot help you with breaking any passwords.  That is against EE policy.
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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & ArchitectCommented:
There are some tools commercially available to recover your lost passwords:

Check this out:

http://www.sqlserverpasswordrecovery.com/
http://www.lostpassword.com/sql.htm
http://www.kerneldatarecovery.com/sql-password-recovery.html
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msheppard74Author Commented:
I am aware of the commercial tools. That is why I specifically asked for a FREE tool.
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msheppard74Author Commented:
@aperkins - There is no need to post such a flippant response. I'm a sysadmin who has to migrate data and recreate users on a new SQL server.
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msheppard74Author Commented:
There does not appear to be any trustworthy programs that will do this for free.
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Anthony PerkinsCommented:
>> There is no need to post such a flippant response. I'm a sysadmin who has to migrate data and recreate users on a new SQL server.<<
Unfortunately we don't know that and that is not the way EE sees it.  See here from the EE Guidelines that you signed on to:

About hacks, cracks and keys
http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp

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Experts Exchange does not condone piracy or script kiddie exploits and will do everything possible to eliminate the sharing of this kind of knowledge on the site.

When asking a question, if it is a clear-cut violation of the member agreement concerning the defeating of security of networks or defeating the licensing of software then the question will be deleted, and the violation will be noted in your profile. If the question is borderline or if it is not clear that your intent is innocent, a Moderator or Zone Advisor may request clarification.

If you are an Expert and you see a question that is either a clear cut or borderline violation, please report it using the Request Attention button. Please explain why you think a question is in violation, but also consider if the nature of the question could be innocent.
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If you still feel that my comments are inapropraite, I can certainly contact a Moderator to clarify.
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msheppard74Author Commented:
@ aperkins - it's not your point, it's your tone. There was no need to be condescending about it. Get off of your high horse.
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Anthony PerkinsCommented:
Fair enough and I am glad you agree with me.
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