What are steps to change SA account password in sql server 2008?

Hi there,
I need to change  the SA account password as a part of the security auditing .... what are steps do that and what's the look out for in sql server 2008?  Thank you in advance for your help
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Peter KipropCommented:
Hi hpradhan08,

There are two ways you can change your password. 1 is by use of code and 2 by using management studio.

To use option one use the below code;

USE [master]

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the above code will overwrite the current password. This will also help when you have forgotten the password.

you may as well use the below

ALTER LOGIN [sa] WITH PASSWORD = N'yourNewPassword' OLD_PASSWORD = 'yourOldPassword';

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Option two follow the link below


Hope this helps.

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hpradhan08Author Commented:
ok, thanks.
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