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SQL 2008 how to reset sa password

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SQL 2008 how to reset sa password if I forgot the password.
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Can you connect to the server with another sysadmin account through SQL Server Management Studio, if so just expand the security folder, click on Logins, right click the sa account and select properties and you can reset the password on the property page
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Use Option 1

Login into SQL Server using Windows Authentication.

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Ashok
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If you do not have any other sysadmin accounts, then the only option is to reinstall sql server. but hopefully you have at least one sysadmin account- then you can go in and change the sa password, like the above recommendations..
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