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Since it looks like everything I blog about lately is showing how to get onto SQL instances to which you don’t have formal credentials, I figured what the heck – let’s do a post on SQL 2000.
Earlier on today Saurabh Sapra [twitter] sent a tweet to SQL Server MVP Thomas LaRock [blog|twitter]:
To which Tom replied:
I was flattered. ...
Edit: I have confirmed that this is still valid for the all versions of SQL Server 2012, and SQL Server 2014 - and even on Windows Server 2012 R2.
If you recall one of my previous blog posts, titled Think Your Windows Administrators Don’t Have Access to SQL Server 2008 by Default? Think Again I exploited the fact that NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM ...
We had an email thread at work where someone was asking for assistance with an unknown sa password on a SQL instance on a new laptop. “No big deal” – I said to myself – “You can reset the sa password by starting SQL in single-user mode” (If you haven’t heard about this, have a look here).
And then I started thinking – but what if this ...