INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Jobs

Passwords not changing

Passwords not changing

(OP)
Hello,

I am currently having issues changing passwords in SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2. I have followed the steps as described by https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/sqlserver...
but the new password is not recognized. The password change looks like it goes through as there are no error screens, but I cannot log into my database.
Other accounts are working, but the invalid passwords also occur when creating a new database user login. The new user cannot login with the password.
I have tried restarting my SQL server, but I have not found any additional information. Anyone have any ideas?


EDIT: Seems to be a macola issue. Will continue looking into it.

RE: Passwords not changing

You may have a "Password Policy" problem. Try changing the password to something "complicated". 10 characters long including numbers, symbols, upper case letters and lower case letters.

-George
Microsoft SQL Server MVP
My Blogs
SQLCop
twitter
"The great things about standards is that there are so many to choose from." - Fortune Cookie Wisdom

RE: Passwords not changing

(OP)
Our password policy shouldn't be that strict as we have passwords ranging from one letter to a name or phrase. I have tried changing it to something more complicated, but still did not work. I now get the error that I cannot change password again because it is too soon. Anyway bypass this or know of the duration?

RE: Passwords not changing

CODE

Alter 
Login   YourLoginNameHere
With    Password = 'YourNewPasswordHere',
        CHECK_EXPIRATION = OFF,
        CHECK_POLICY = OFF,
        UNLOCK 

If this does not work, remove the UNLOCK from the end.

-George
Microsoft SQL Server MVP
My Blogs
SQLCop
twitter
"The great things about standards is that there are so many to choose from." - Fortune Cookie Wisdom

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members!

Resources

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close