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Issue with changing SA password?

Posted on 2011-03-24
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When running an MBSA scan an issue was indicated with the SA account.  The password for this account is either weak or blank.  What implications are there by changing this password to a stronger password?  This server runs a database for our anti-virus.  It is a SQL 2000 server.
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Depends on your setup.  Do other apps actually access the database using the sa accont?  Is the sa account even used?  The sa account is just a user account, so changing the password only affects people or applications which use it.  If nothing uses it, it's best to have a solid password.
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You need to check if the SA user is not assign to any application, like the anti-virus.
Normaly the aplicattions use the windows authentication to access the database.

So, i think there are no implications changing the SA password.
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