SQL Server 2014 Password Recovery

SQL Server 2014 Password Recovery: How to Access SQL Server 2014 after Password Forgotten

Jul. 22, 2014 10:23 am / Posted by Michael Eric to File & Database
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"How would I get back or is there any way to recover my SQL Server 2014 sa password? I am working on SQL 2014 machines."

Forgot the SA password or other user's password on MS SQL Server 2014? Different as other versions, SQL Server 2014 and 2012 use a stronger algorithm SHA512 to encrypt the password. Once you lost the SA password or other user SQL password in SQL Server 2014, you can hardly get effective way to recover it in an acceptable amount of time.

Luckily, we have figured out how to perform SQL Server 2014 password recovery. Here are the two options. Plus, the third party tool – SQL Password Recovery ensures the 100% rate of success.

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Option 1. Recover SQL Server 2014 Password with CMD

This option has a requirement that you must have another admin account to enter into the SQL Server 2014 machine. If you are not the one, then move to Option 2.

  • 1. Run cmd prompt using run as administrator command. Enter the following prompt:

    net stop mssqlserver
    net start mssqlserver /m
    CREATE LOGIN security WITH PASSWORD =Recovery123
    Net stop mssqlserver
    Net start mssqlserver
  • 2. A new login called "security" has been created. Then you can give the user "security" system admin rights. At this point, you can connect to the server with SQL Server Management Studio with the new user and reset the SQL Server 2014 SA password.

    Note: SQL Server 2014 Management Studio is included in SQL Server 2014 Express. You can download SQL Server 2014 Express here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42299
  • 3. Expand Security -> Logins -> Right click sa to reset the SA password.

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Option 2: Use SQL Password Recovery

SQL Password Recovery is designed to recover SA password and any other user password in SQL Server 2014. Moreover, it supports all the other version of SQL Server. You don't need prior skills. All you need to do is 3 simple steps. Check it now.

First download this SQL Server 2014 password recovery tool.

  • 1. Install and launch it on your PC. Click Open to load file on your PC to this program.

    Note: The default file location is C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.MSSQLSERVER08\MSSQL\DATA
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  • 2. Select the user account you want to recover the password for. Click "Change Password".

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  • 3. Enter the new created SQL Server 2014 password and click "OK".

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At this point, you can get back the access to your SQL Server 2014 machine. Remember to apply for one of these two options when you forgot SQL Server 2014 password.

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