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Passwords not changing

Passwords not changing

Passwords not changing


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.

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RE: Passwords not changing

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


Login   YourLoginNameHere
With    Password = 'YourNewPasswordHere',

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

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