FIX: Password Dangling and Decrypted When Changing Security Mode For Replication

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BUG #: 56128(SQLBUG_70)
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If the connection information used by replication agents to login to the subscriber is changed from "SQL Server Authentication" to "Impersonating SQLServer Agent account", the encrypted password for the SQL User account in the MSsubscriber_info table is not removed and instead decrypted. The connection information can be changed by selecting "Configure Publishing and Distribution Wizard", located under the "Subscribers" tab.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server 7.0. This problem has been corrected in U.S. Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
254561 INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0
For more information, contact your primary support provider.


Though decrypted, this information is about a SQL User account and is available only to the members of the Sysadmin role. The login and password fields in the MSsubscriber_info table in the Distribution database are used to store SQL Server username and password, not the Windows NT username and password.


Article ID: 238206 - Last Review: October 21, 2013 - Revision: 2.1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Standard Edition
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