Microsoft help

MS: Unlocking MSSQL SA Password Using sqlcmd

If you have tried to access the database too many times with the wrong password, the SA account may be locked out. Do the following to unlock the account from a command prompt (cmd):

sqlcmd –S SQLSERVER\INSTANCE

Once in the interface for sqlcmd, which is represented by a 1>, type the following on separate lines:

ALTER LOGIN sa WITH PASSWORD = ‘newpassword’ UNLOCK
go
exit

Reference:
http://www.pressleypress.com/blog/?p=785

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s