Not a SQL guy at all, but trying to do my best. We have an old SQL server 2008 R2 with several databases on it, the VB apps that hit the DB use an .INI file, and in the .INI file the SQL login sa with no password is stipulated, and works fine.
Got a new SQL server, (still 2008 R2) moved the databases over, however the sa account is not allowed to have no password. So I right clicked on the sa account and set a password. Then I edited the .INI file to now include the password for the sa account. When I launch the app I get an error message that says login to sa account failed. I double checked and the password I set is the password in the .INI file, so no error there. And the sa account has the same roles and database assignments as the old SQL server.
What am I doing wrong?