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Set SA password while using script to install SQL Express

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\setup.exe /q /ACTION=Install /FEATURES=SQL /INSTANCENAME=TOCTTARGPPC05 /SQLSVCACCOUNT="NT AUTHORITY\System" /SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS="NT AUTHORITY\System" /AGTSVCACCOUNT="NT AUTHORITY\Network Service" /IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS


I am using a script that calls the above command to install an instance of SQL Server Express. Is there a way to get it to set the SA password as well?
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I believe you need these 2 switches also...

SECURITYMODE=SQL
SAPWD="enter a strong password here"
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You should be able to set it using the "SAPWD" switch.
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by:Rob Sanders
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Thanks for the fast responses. I will give those a try.
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by:Rob Sanders
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That did the trick. Thanks.
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