Article ID: 3933, created on Feb 8, 2008, last review on May 8, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Helm 4


I need to know the SA password for the SQL 2005 Express instance that comes with Helm.


The SA password is set to the same password that you chose when you installed Helm. If you cannot remember what this is, then you can change it by going to a command prompt and entering the following:

osql -E -S .\HELM

(press enter then type)

sp_password NULL,'new_password','sa'

(INCLUDING the quotation marks - where new_password is the password you want to use. Press enter then type:)


(press enter)

This will set your SA password to the password you specified.

0331e0e4efc12686c3f22fc2cdda9f03 152090ff5e9a05ea7e1cf0c248449638 6311ae17c1ee52b36e68aaf4ad066387

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