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Recover DBA password

Created: 26 Mar 2012 • Updated: 26 Mar 2012 | 2 comments
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How to recover DBA password in embedded database.

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Go through following article


Recover embeeded database password

To recover embedded Database Password on Endpoint Protection

1. Go to Control Panel- Administrative Tools - Data Sources(ODBC) - System DSN tab

2. Choose the Symantec Endpoint Security DSN, click Configure

3. Go to the database tab, under the database name put any value other than "sem5" (such as "sem"), then click OK twice

4. Change the c:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager\Php\php.ini properties, untick the read-only

5. Open c:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager\Php\php.ini" with notepad

6. Set the "display_errors = on" and "display_startup_errors =  on", save the changes and close the file

7. Open internet browser, go to http://localhost/reporting (include port number after localhost if it's not on 80 e.g. http://localhost:8080/reporting/)

8. Try to login using the Endpoint Protection Manager console credential

9. The database password will be displayed next to 'DBA' string on the browser.

Chetan Savade
Sr.Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support

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Thanks its working. ....can we recover encryption password