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  1. #1
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    Lightbulb Unanswered: BlackMail-- by software manufacturer-No answer

    we are using a software that runs on sql 6.5 and the manufacturer is causing all types of problems


    I tried to trace what he is doing on one few steps


    i could not, how has he disabled the trace, can i enable it

    how and will it have some repurcussion

    i want to throw this vendor out


    Plain Blackmail
    Last edited by sjumma; 03-23-04 at 16:57.
    bigfoots

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    How is the vendor connecting to your environment? VPN? Disable the VPN account. Also, analyze your logins and see which ones are used by your app. If possible, change the password on the application account (I hope that account is not SA), and by all means change the SA password. But before you do all that make sure you're not breaching your Software License Agreement by monkeying with all this stuff.

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    Refer to your other http://www.dbforums.com/t990068.html post about enabling SQL Trace.

    Ensure to tighten the security on SQL by using secure password for SA account.
    --Satya SKJ
    Microsoft SQL Server MVP
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  4. #4
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    setting up trace

    I mean that when i set up the trace,each operation that we do on the vendors software

    I need to track where it effecting on sql tables

    Can a vendor disable that tracking , or i have it set wrong or something

    I dont have a vpn connection for the vendor open

    so he can't enter without our approval


    For trace is not user friendly on 6.5
    bigfoots

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    Ensure you're using correct password to connect SQL database.
    There is no setting where you can bypass the Trace on SQL Server.
    --Satya SKJ
    Microsoft SQL Server MVP
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