Connect to SQL Server When System Administrators Are Locked Out

Recently I wrote a blog post about SQL Server security, and today I would like to write about taking over SQL Server when all administrators are locked out.

So, how easy it is to take over SQL Server if you are not an administrator?

Quite easy, actually.

All you need is to be a member of the local

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A few words on SQL Server security

Well, lately there has been quite some talk about security.

Security is a very flaky matter, since it is so easy to compromise.

Even the most sound security strategy can be half compromised just by sending a screenshot of your SQL Server Management Studio over the internet.

For example, you have a consultant helping you to solve a

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