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Recover password in SQL Server 2000

I have forgotten my password root in SQL Server 2000. Is there some way to recover it without having to install SQL Server again?

I have forgotten my password root in SQL Server 2000. Is there some way to recover it without having to install SQL Server again?
There isn't a method to reverse the password stored by SQL Server. If you're using mixed mode, you might be able to use a network sniffer to see the password zoom by on the wire.
This was first published in March 2007

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