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By default in sql 2005 or 2008 is the ad domain admins group automatically a sysadmin sql account? Or not neccesarily? Reason I ask is we queried sys.syslogins and the password field is just showing as a load of boxes when I though they'd be the encrypted hashes for sql auth accts. I wondered if this is perhaps a security mechanism? To stop non sysadmins exporting the hashesIs it?
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lcohanDatabase AnalystCommented:
"By default in sql 2005 or 2008 is the ad domain admins group automatically a sysadmin sql "

As far as I'm aware - the answer is No, however they can add themselfs as they have enough authority to do it.

You could actually script and transfer logins from SQL to SQL hashed by using: "How to transfer logins and passwords between instances of SQL Server"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918992


Hopefully this clears somewhat your second question/concern.
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pma111Author Commented:
Not really I wondered if its not showing the hash in the password column as the user is not a sysadmin ?
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lcohanDatabase AnalystCommented:
I suggest you take the direct approach and query the SQL sysadmin server role instead:

SELECT      Sid,
            name,
            IS_SRVROLEMEMBER('sysadmin', name)      AS      IsSysAdmin
FROM      sys.server_principals
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