One of the challenges weve faced is changing passwords in a warm server to reflect changes made to the live server. The initial transfer of users and passwords was performed by the sp_help_revlogin script provided by Microsoft at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;246133. The difficulty with this script was once the users are in place, you cant sync changed passwords. Although Im certain there must be script or tool that does this I was unable to locate it. As a fix I wrote the following script for updating passwords between to SQL 7 DBs.
This script creates a stored proc to verify all backups in a media set and load their history into MSDB. I use this frequently when I get backup files from clients and want to use Enterprise Manager's intelligent restore selection to quickly get the database restored on a test machine.