Not able to log into SQL Mgmt Studio? Not a problem.

I stumbled on this handy tip here.

Sometimes passwords fail to get documented properly.

If that’s the case, you can reset the appropriate account password or create a new db_owner by running SQL Mgmt Studio as SYSTEM via PsExec.

Once you have PsExec run with options -s and -i with the path to you Ssms execuatable:

PsExec -s -i “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Tools\Binn\ManagementStudio\Ssms.exe”

Sql Mgmt Studio then launches, then click ‘Connect’ to login as NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM.

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