How do I change the SA password in MSDE? (NETIQKB26419)

  • 7726419
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 08-Sep-2008

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How do I change the SA password in MSDE?

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VigilEnt Security Manager 3.0

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VigilEnt Security Manager 3.0 SR1

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VigilEnt Security Manager 3.0 SR2

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VigilEnt Security Manager 4.0

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To change the password from the command line on MSSQL Server or MSDE:

  1. Open a command shell by selecting Start|Run, and typing cmd.exe in the Run dialog box.
  2. Change to the directory in which the MSSQL or MSDE utilities are stored (this is ususally C:\MSDE\binn, C:\MSSQL7\binn, etc.,).
  3. Issue the following command where <newpassword> is the password you have chosen:

 osql -U sa -P "" -Q "sp_password NULL,<newpassword>,sa"



note
MSDE is only supported for evaluation purposes only.  MSDE is not supported for production.  Only Microsoft SQL Server is supported for production installations.

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Formerly known as NETIQKB26419

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