2008 upgrade fail

ALTER LOGIN statement in SQL Server 2005 allows to disable the sa account and rename it as one of the security measure.

But if sa account is renamed the sql 2008 upgrade will fail,can you please advice how to handle this scenario?

more ▼

asked Jul 27, 2010 at 05:33 AM in Default

pits gravatar image

830 83 91 92

(comments are locked)
10|1200 characters needed characters left

1 answer: sort voted first

Here is the KB article from Microsoft telling you what to do:

[KB: 960781][1]


  1. Start SQL Server with the switch /f /T3608
  2. Rename sa back to 'sa'
  3. Stop SQL Server
  4. Run Setup and choose "Repair"
  5. Finish Setup & Start SQL Server
  6. Rename sa back to something you choose
[1]: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960781
more ▼

answered Jul 27, 2010 at 05:55 AM

WilliamD gravatar image

25.9k 17 19 41

(comments are locked)
10|1200 characters needed characters left
Your answer
toggle preview:

Up to 2 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 524.3 kB each and 1.0 MB total.

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

SQL Server Central

Need long-form SQL discussion? SQLserverCentral.com is the place.



asked: Jul 27, 2010 at 05:33 AM

Seen: 926 times

Last Updated: Jul 27, 2010 at 05:54 AM