In order to install SQL Password Recovery, it is mandatory for you to be a member of the local administrator group or possess an equivalent level of rights and UAC must be disabled.
How to reset MS SQL Server login password?
Ask: It is really annoying and terrible that I forgot SQL password. Could someone tell me how to reset SQL password? I don't want to reinstall MS SQL server. Thanks.
Answer: The file content stored on the drive without any reference can be recovered if no saving or disk-writing operation has been performed after deletion. Therefore, chances of recovery decrease with time when recovering deleted files.
Step 1: Download SQL password Recovery, install and launch it by following the wizard. And you will enter the main interface like this.
Step 2: Click on "Open" at the top of right corner to import .mdf files from your computer directly. All the information about your SQL server account will be on the list. Here you should select "sa" and hit "change password".
Tips: No need to install Microsoft SQL Server, this is the highlight of this SQL Password Cracker compared with other third-party utility.
Step 3: A password reset case appears, you need to type your new SA password twice. Click OK to confirm and this account's password will be changed.