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Database Usernames and Passwords

Database Usernames and Passwords

Database Usernames and Passwords

Hi, I am trying to access a database for a customer of mine who has lost their usernames and passwords.

Now, I was wondering if anybody new how to extract this information, or is it impossible, and will my customer have to start again...?

Thanks in advance..

RE: Database Usernames and Passwords

Hi There

If each user has their own password rather an an exclusive database password
You could try the following.

1.  Run C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\Wrkgadm.exe
    (c:\windows\system\wrkagagm.exe - if using Windows9x)
    This is the workgroup Administrator

2.  Create a new Workgroup

3.  Join the new Workgroup you just created.  
Because there is no security set up on this new workbook yet you should be able to get into the database without a password.

Hope this helps
Good Luck


RE: Database Usernames and Passwords

Hi, thanks for your reply, I think, however, that there is an exclusive database password setup (and the database is encrypted).

I can get read access to it, so I could try opening up database readonly, and then, from code create a new database which I will be able to access, and insert the info from the old database into the new one.  

This might work.

I'l try this, cheers.

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