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Retrieving Your MS SQL Database Admin Password

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This password was randomly created by Parallels Plesk Panel during configuration.

To retrieve your MSSQL database administrator password

  1. Log in to your Windows server using Remote Desktop Connection. See Connect via Remote Desktop (RDC) to your Windows server.
  2. From the Start menu, click Run....
  3. Type cmd and press Enter.
  4. Type the following, where "p" is your Parallels Plesk Panel password, and then press Enter:
    mssql -u admin -p
  5. Type your Parallels Plesk Panel password and press Enter.
  6. Type the following, and then press Enter:
    use psa;
  7. Type the following, and then press Enter:
    Select * from misc where param = 'mssql_admin_login' OR param ='mssql_admin_passwd';

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