Forgot SA Password in SQL Server

What should I do if I forgot SA password in SQL Server?

May. 28, 2013 5:41 pm / Posted by Michael Eric to Files & Database
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Forgot SA password in SQL Server, can I recover the forgotten one easily?

Once you forgot SQL Server SA password, you cannot enter SQL Server or get the urgently-needed data in it. In order to help you get rid of SQL Server SA password problem, I will tell you how to crack it if you forgot it.

How to Reset SQL SA Password if You Forgot It?

Generally, if you forgot SA password in SQL Server, you cannot open documents under the protection of SA password. But whenever a problem pops up, there are solutions coming up for it. Now there are so many SQL SA Password Recovery Tools on the market. With so many to choose from, you must be very puzzled with which one to choose.

Here I highly recommend you SmartKey SQL Password Recovery that has been widely praised by its users. It can recover your forgotten SA Password in Microsoft SQL Server 2012(R2)/2008(R2)/2005. It is easy to use, and only with several clicks, you can reset your SQL SA Password without any data loss.

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  • Step 1: Download, install and run the program on your PC. Then click "Open" to load the master .mdf file.

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  • Step 2: Select SA user name that you forgot password and click "Change Password".

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  • Step 3: Enter a new SA password and click "OK" to finish modification.

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Now you can now use your new SA password to login into the SQL Server.

Added Info: How to Avoid Forgetting SA Password in SQL Server?

  • 1. Write it down in a notebook or type it on your cell phone. Remember to update the note immediately if you change it. Once you need to use SQL Server SA password or you forgot SA password SQL, you only need to look up your note. However, it's not recommended because your notebook may get lost or be viewed by someone else or worse you delete the note from your cell phone by accident.
  • 2. Set password that you'll not forget such as the phrase that only you know.
  • Keep your SA password in mind, or if you forgot it with unknown reason, with Smartkey SQL Password Recovery, you can instantly get out of the jam if you forgot SA password in SQL Server 2012 and other SQL versions.

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