how to get my password using sql management 2018 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I need the password for my database so that I can put it on server site.  I am using SQL Server management 2017 and the password is already there and I did not put it there.  I tried to change it with sa and other ways and could not.

    Thanks, Jen

    Jennifer Sheehan

    Wednesday, August 28, 2019 11:27 PM

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  • It seems to be a known issue with SQL Server Management Studio but to date I have not seen a fix. I also have experienced this problem on numerous occasions. However there is a simple workaround for this problem. Try to delete the SqlStudio.bin or mru.dat file and the “Remember password” function should work. I have done this way back with no problems, and it worked.

    Thanks & Regards,

    sharath aluri

    Wednesday, August 28, 2019 11:42 PM
  • There is no way to find the password.  Your only option is to reset the password.

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    Thursday, August 29, 2019 8:32 AM
  • How did you try to change it with sa and could not? Please describe what you did. 

    Thursday, September 5, 2019 8:17 PM