MIS Systems Thread, User passwords get reset every day in Technical; I have a SIMS install where the passwords seem to be getting reset every day. At first I thought it ...
12th June 2013, 08:56 AM #1
User passwords get reset every day
I have a SIMS install where the passwords seem to be getting reset every day. At first I thought it was the backups causing it but if I run the script (which uses dbattach) the passwords remain intact.
The other wierd thing is that the sysman password stays the same and all I do to fix it is login as sysman and reset the users password.
Anyone know what could be causing this? As far as I know our backup script is the only regular thing talking to sims.
12th June 2013, 09:37 AM #2
I'd change my backup method for a couple of days - use a maintenance plan in SQL server, for example - because the thing that comes to my mind is the "hey, you detached the database incorrectly and all your passwords are reset" historical known issue for SIMS-based (as opposed to AD-linked) usernames and password.
What version of SIMS/dbattach are you using? SQL version? When did it start happening?
12th June 2013, 09:41 AM #3
When the users login to the computer is the reset password box ticket in the bottom left corner
12th June 2013, 10:44 AM #4
I did a sims transfer to a new machine last wednesday and this last week its been happening.
Originally Posted by pete
I'm using SQL Express 2008 and db attach from the sims spring 2012 release.
I use the exact same script and setup in other schools with no problems although I did have the lost passwords issue here when doing the transfer.
I've run the script now and its not caused the passwords to be lost
12th June 2013, 11:34 AM #5
It's as though your master db is being overwritten, every day! Try detaching and then reattaching the DB, which should kind of take a snapshot of the logins as they are, so do it after you've reset a few. If you get any errors they may indicate a cause.
There must be a process that is doing something daily, or a permissions issue so the changes you make are not being saved.
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