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Can I change the SA account on a single database? or does it replicate to the whole of the database's
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No, you can't change the password for a single database.
Instead create a new credential similar with sysadmin rights and set the password accordingly...
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SA account is for the server, not for particular database. What exactly you mean under "change SA account"?
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Well I have just arrived at a company and most of the users have the password for the SA account?

Thanks, I thought so.
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I am assuming that there are dependency’s relying on the SA account which would need to be changed?
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trofimoval...Sorry I ment password. I didnt think so but now I know.

Thanks guys.
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by:Larissa T
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This is not good practice to have everyone use sa.
Check what users need to do DBs, then you can give them specific rights.
Usually giving user "DB owner" rights on particular DB allow to do anything they need but  just with this DB.
Some may just be just fine with read/write
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