Changing SQL Server password from control panel

I decided to change my SQL Server service password from control panel --> services, but after that I couldn't connect to my instance of the server. Any suggestions?

No, because your connection to a SQL Server has absolutely nothing to do with the password for the account SQL...

Server is running under. The only thing that password affects is whether the SQL Server starts up.


For More Information

This was first published in April 2004

Dig Deeper



Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.



Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:


This Content Component encountered an error