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Recover the password of the sql user?

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hi experts,

How can i recover the password of the sql user?
I have saved the password in the sqlserver client vault,now i am able to connect to the server through client i can connect?
I can't remember the saved password? Is there any way in which i can recover the saved passoword?
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You can only reset it, not recover it.
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by:Pushpakumara Mahagamage
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Ray is correct, reset the password.
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by:Rocking
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can u pls provide the query to reset the password?
Is it possible to reset the password from sql server client?
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You can follow these instructions and replace "SA" with your username. This assumes you do know a valid set of credentials.

http://blog.sqlauthority.com/2007/12/29/sql-server-change-password-of-sa-login-using-management-studio/
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by:Vikas Garg
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Hello,

Login with Windows authentication

Click on Login => SA=> Right click Properties

And enter new password

That's it
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by:Rocking
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when i try to change the password it says

'test' is not a valid login or you do not have permission.
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by:Anthony Perkins
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'test' is not a valid login or you do not have permission.
So it test a valid login?  Do you have the appropriate permissions?
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by:Rocking
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how to check permissions in have logged in with windows authentication
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Anthony Perkins earned 167 total points
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Requires at least ALTER ANY LOGIN permission and if the login is a member of sysadmin server role you will require CONTROL SERVER permission.
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