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Null password value in syslogins for master DB.

Posted on 2014-03-27
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Gents,

I'm in an audit and I was asked by my syslogins are showing null password values for the master DB.  If I look at the permissions on the master Db I only have 5 accounts, 2 are service, and the rest built in.  Any ideas why these are showing up?  I'm on SQL 2008 R2, though I upgraded this box from SQL 2008.  I have attached a screen shot of the syslogins table as well as the permissions on the master db

Thanks.
Syslogins-table-with-Null-PW.JPG
Master-DB-Permissions.JPG
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Question by:chilemoore
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Scott Pletcher earned 250 total points
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syslogins is an ancient view.  I believe it always returns NULL in the "password" column.
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As Scott has indicated and SQL Server's BOL confirms:
password   nvarchar(128)   Returns NULL.
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