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User password display in SQL Server

I am trying to find out which password I have assigned to the user schema on my SQL Server 2000. I know that you can change the password, but I've had some grief with that application in the past. I know where the password is stored, but it is in encrypted format. Is there any way of displaying the current password?

I am trying to find out which password I have assigned to the user schema on my SQL Server 2000. I know that you can change the password but I've had some grief with that application in the past. I know where the password is stored, but it is in encrypted format. Is there any way of displaying the current password?
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, but your best bet is to change the password and deal with the consequences.
This was last published in March 2007

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