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How to recover or reset sa Password in SQL Server 2008 when Administrators are blocked to access the SQL Server

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008Windows Server 2008
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Hi,

Someone hacked into one of my client's (small business) network. We ran all the spyware cleanup on server but the hacker basically changed the sa password and removed the access to all the rest of the accounts on the SQL Server.

Now it becomes a catch 20..

We don't have sa password and lost access to the administrators..

Any help would be greatly appreciated..

I am in need of help ASAP..

Any clue to get this situation resolved or Article links would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You,
-- Sree
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