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    263968 - Fix: Service Pack Installation May Save Standard Security Password in File

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    If you use SQL Server Authentication, also known as Standard Security, to install SQL Server 7.0 or SQL Server 2000, the system administrator ( sa ) password may be stored in clear text, or in an encrypted readable format in the SQL Server 7.0 and SQL Server 2000 setup files.
    • Version:

      3.0

      File Name:

      killpwd.exe

      Date Published:

      6/14/2005

      File Size:

      182 KB

        If you use SQL Server Authentication, also known as Standard Security, to install SQL Server 7.0 or SQL Server 2000, the system administrator ( sa ) password may be stored in clear text, or in an encrypted readable format in the SQL Server 7.0 and SQL Server 2000 setup files.

        Also, if you configure SQL Server Services by using a domain account, the domain account password may be written to the Setup.iss file in an weakly encrypted format.

        The Killpwd utility automates scanning for these setup files and removing the passwords from them.
    • System Requirements
      Supported Operating System

      Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

        SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 7.0
      • After you click on the Download Link, you will see a dialog with the question "What would you like to do with this file?"

        If you choose to "Run this program from it's current location" it will automatically install the program to your computer.

        If you choose "Save this program to a disk" you will be prompted for a location to save the file to. Once saved you will need to open the .exe file to run the program.

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