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I have  SQL server 2012 that only has the "sa" account as administrator and the account is locked.

Can someone tell me how to go about unlocking the "sa" account???
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Can someone tell me how to go about unlocking the "sa" account???
ALTER LOGIN sa WITH PASSWORD = 'sapasswordgoeshere' UNLOCK
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by:TonyEF
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Anthony

Do I run this on a command prompt screen?
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by:Tony303
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In SQL Server Management Studio
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by:Anoo S Pillai
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if you are an admin on the server, the following procedure can be followed to unlock sa account

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd207004.aspx
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As indicated it is best to use SSMS, however you can do it from the command prompt if you use SQLCmd as in:
sqlcmd -S YourServerName -E -Q "ALTER LOGIN sa WITH PASSWORD = 'sapasswordgoeshere' UNLOCK"

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by:Anoo S Pillai
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My previous comment is applicable only if , you don't have any other sysadmin account available to connect to SQL server.  If you have other sysadmin accounts, Anothony's solutions should work.
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Thank you for the assistance...
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