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Posted Monday, March 12, 2012 1:58 PM
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Hi everyone,

I entered a wrong password for my ssms login and I am unable to delete it. SSMS remembers this wrong password even though I enter the correct password and check the 'Remember Password' checkbox.

I also have a login username that's of no use and I am unable to delete it. This login name appears first in the login dropdown and everytime I want to connect I have to change it. What a pain!

I searched online and deleted the
C:\Users\[My User account]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Shell\SqlStudio.bin
a number of times. Restarted mgmt studio and it still remembers by login name/password.

I am using SSMS 2008. I've searched the forum if this question has been asked before and I couldn't find any post. Sorry if this is a repost.

Can anyone help me out? Thanks in advance.
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Posted Monday, March 12, 2012 4:23 PM
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To change the password try to use sp_password (see help for details on it).
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Posted Monday, March 12, 2012 4:32 PM


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MR@SD (3/12/2012)
To change the password try to use sp_password (see help for details on it).


not what the OP is looking for.

im guessing you have tried closing SSMS THEN moving or deleting the file and then reopening SSMS?



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Posted Monday, March 12, 2012 7:09 PM
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To change the password try to use sp_password (see help for details on it).


not what the OP is looking for.

im guessing you have tried closing SSMS THEN moving or deleting the file and then reopening SSMS?


Yes. I tried everything including restarting the system. Somehow I am not able to delete the incorrectly saved credentials in ssms 2008. Just wanted to know if someone had a similar problem. The login username that doesn't work is just a pain in the neck. Every time I connect to my server I have to change the Login dropdown and retype the correct password. Guess I'll have to reinstall ssms.
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Hi, I am also facing same issue as noviceinsql. whenever i select username from dropdown list, it gives incorrect password , I have tried to uncheck the box "Remember Password" and then enter correct password and check the box again. Still it is remembering some wrong password and everytime I login I have to enter password manually. Done enough googling, still no proper approach found. Please help SQL SERVER techies. Thank in advance
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neeth (8/2/2012)
Hi, I am also facing same issue as noviceinsql. whenever i select username from dropdown list, it gives incorrect password , I have tried to uncheck the box "Remember Password" and then enter correct password and check the box again. Still it is remembering some wrong password and everytime I login I have to enter password manually. Done enough googling, still no proper approach found. Please help SQL SERVER techies. Thank in advance


I don't have this issue anymore. The key is I had to close my ssms and then delete the
C:\Users\[My User account]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Shell\SqlStudio.bin
file.

I deleted the file while SSMS was open before and it didn't work. Hope this helps.
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Before you delete the file,close your SSMS. Delete the following file from your system. It works perfectly.Mine is Windows 2003 Server.Hope you enjoy...

File path:C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Shell\SqlStudio.bin
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Before you delete the file,close your SSMS. Delete the following file from your system. It works perfectly.Mine is Windows 2003 Server.Hope you enjoy...

File path:C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Shell\SqlStudio.bin

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