Solved

SQL and the SA password

Posted on 2016-07-21
5
33 Views
Last Modified: 2016-08-01
I had forgotten my SA password so I changed it.  Since then the third party database does not open and displays a message that it can no longer connect to the database.  Apparently the software uses the SA account to connect to the database.  I do not have maintenance on the software so the company wants $ to tell me how I can connect using a different user, or change the SA password so the software can connect.  I am wondering if this is a generic connection issue and can be solved by changing the password in an ini file.  The connecting information has to be somewhere, right?  
Thanks,
Jim
0
Comment
Question by:jatpahut
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 142

Expert Comment

by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
Comment Utility
yes, the information has to be there somewhere.
wich application?
any ini files or other config files in the app folder? registry entries?
1
 

Author Comment

by:jatpahut
Comment Utility
The software is ManagerPlus a maintenance database.  So far no luck looking through the ini and config files.
0
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:arnold
Comment Utility
Often, if the connection string is not in the ini files, launching of the app with the correct argument might be required. Check the registry to see if those credentials are therein.
1
 
LVL 142

Accepted Solution

by:
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
From here
http://www.managerplus.com/support/faq

What is the connections file and where is it found?
The connections file holds the information for the client computer to connect to the server.
The connections file is normally found in the user’s appdata folder.
Start > Run > %appdata% > click OK > ManagerPlus
The connections file can also be moved into the installation directory (for example:    C:\Program Files\ManagerPlus ) so that it will be computer specific instead of windows user profile specific.
1
 

Author Comment

by:jatpahut
Comment Utility
After looking at every file imaginable on the PC, I turned to the original install document, and there was the suggested sa password.  I put it in and Bingo I was in the database, hopefully this can help someone else in the future.  Thanks for the reply's!
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

In this article—a derivative of my DaytaBase.org blog post (http://daytabase.org/2011/06/18/what-week-is-it/)—I will explore a few different perspectives on which week today's date falls within using Microsoft SQL Server. First, to frame this stu…
When you hear the word proxy, you may become apprehensive. This article will help you to understand Proxy and when it is useful. Let's talk Proxy for SQL Server. (Not in terms of Internet access.) Typically, you'll run into this type of problem w…
This video shows, step by step, how to configure Oracle Heterogeneous Services via the Generic Gateway Agent in order to make a connection from an Oracle session and access a remote SQL Server database table.
Viewers will learn how to use the SELECT statement in SQL and will be exposed to the many uses the SELECT statement has.

763 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

6 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now