How to change password for MS SQL admin user?

Following tutorial will guide you to reset the MS SQL server sa user password. We assume that you have working sa user password.



  1. Login to MSSQL server by using current sa password through MS SQL management studio.

  2. In left pane of Object Explorer, Click on Security -> Logins-> sa

    Reset sa User Password in MS SQL Server

  3. Right click on sa and click on Properties. It will open-up screen for password change.

    Reset MSSQL Admin Password

  4. Change password and press OK button.




  • 1 Users Found This Useful

Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

How to Increase the MS SQL Remote Query Timeout?

MS SQL Server has an option called Remote Query Timeout to specify the time (in seconds), a...

How to install MS SQL Server 2016?

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2016 is the latest version of Microsoft's relational database management...

How to Restore SQL Server 2012 Database Backup to SQL Server 2008?

Ideally, there is no way you can restore MS SQL Server 2012 database to SQL Server 2008 even if...

How to assign particular permissions to SQL server database user from SQL Server Management Studio?

We can restrict SQL database users to fire some critical queries, e.g. Update, Delete, etc....

How to Change MS SQL Database Recovery Model?

This article describes how to to change recovery model of a MS SQL database through SQL Server...