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Thread: Two questions

  1. #1
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    Oct 2003
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    Unanswered: Two questions

    I have two questions.
    1) If a database is suspect we can have that trace from sysdatabases.There is a column named status.My question is in case of suspect datatbase what will be value in the field status of sysdatabases?
    2) The password of an user login(created by using sp_addlogin stored procedure or any other way) is stored in the table sysxlogins of master database.The password is stored in a varbinary format.How can I get the actual password(means in a char format)?I mean how can I convert the varbinary value to a readable format?

  2. #2
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    Mar 2004
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    For 2), the varbinary format is the encrypted format. There is no official method or tools to decrypt it simply. But if you find an unofficial tool, I'm interested !

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