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SQL Server Logs is filled with one specific failed login. I disabled the account, but the failed login still writes to the Logs. How can I prevent this? I don't want to disabled the failed logins feature on the server properties. Thank you.
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You need to prevent it from repeatedly trying to connect to SQL. this could even be a hacking attempt. The login failure message should give an ip address for the client, start there, talk to your sysadmins and\or security people

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Thanks, George. I will talk to our system admin. but at the same time, since all the failed logins are recorded in the Error Logs, which makes it grows fast. Is there a way to prevent writing the specific failed logins to the Logs?
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other than the obvious you understandably don't want to use, I don't know of a way. There may be a trace flag to change this behaviour.

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You can prevent all failed logins from writing to the log, but not one specifically

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