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find forgotten password sql login 2012

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hello,

I sarch a script to find forgotten password sql login 2012.

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by:Big Monty
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here's an article explaining how to create a backdoor sa account which will allow you to reset other sa accounts passwords

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/jj853293.aspx
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by:Walter Padrón
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Any member of Local Administrators group can connect to SQL, try to logon using Windows credentials and if successful change the password.
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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Any member of Local Administrators group can connect to SQL
That's not true. In old versions of SQL Server a Local Admin group would be added to a MSSQL instance when it's created but not anymore. You need to add it manually.
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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@bib92:
Which login is that? It's SA? There's any people with SA privileges in that SQL Server instance?
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by:bibi92
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not sa password login user password.

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Vitor Montalvão earned 1500 total points
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That's better. At least someone still has control on the SQL Server instance.
You can't retrieve SQL Server passwords. What you can do is change the password for that login so the user can use the new password to work.
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