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Hei!
       i have 2 questions

1. Many DB do not have a owner ("NULL") that i can change by "exec sp_changedbowner 'sa'"

will this cause problems?

2.  question 2 is closely connected to my first question,
     the password for SQL 2008 'sa'  is not known in our organisation ( strange..?? but true)

how do i change it. will this cause some problems too ?
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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for question 2: you can change it if you login with another login that has sysadmin fixed server role attached.
it will only cause problems to change if some application somewhere is using the (current) password ....
but then, you shall identify that application, and modify it there (aka find the password from that application)

for question 1: no problems. the db owner is usually not used except for the security part to eventually drop/restore the database.
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To the point, and very easy to follow.
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