I have a development instance of mssql that I keep forgetting the damn password on.
It sure is a good thing it's easy to reset :) Run the following commands as root.
# stop mssql-server systemctl stop mssql-server # set sa password: [root@ms-sql ~]# /opt/mssql/bin/mssql-conf set-sa-password Enter the SQL Server system administrator password: Confirm the SQL Server system administrator password: Configuring SQL Server... ForceFlush is enabled for this instance. ForceFlush feature is enabled for log durability. The system administrator password has been changed. Please run 'sudo systemctl start mssql-server' to start SQL Server. # start server systemctl start mssql-server
Now you should be able to connect like so:
sqlcmd -S <SQLInstanceName>-U <UserName> -P <Password>