FIX: Cannot Set SQLServerAgent Password to More Than 16 Characters in Enterprise Manager

This article was previously published under Q275618
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BUG #: 57260 (SQLBUG_70)
BUG #: 218543 (SHILOH_BUGS)
SYMPTOMS
By default, SQLServerAgent connects into SQL Server using Windows NT authentication. In SQL Server Enterprise Manager, you can change this to use SQL Server authentication instead, but the dialog box only allows passwords to be up to 16 characters in length. It should allow up to 128 characters.
RESOLUTION

SQL Server 2000

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
290211 INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 2000 Service Pack

SQL Server 7.0

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 7.0. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
301511 INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 7.0 Service Pack
WORKAROUND
To work around this problem, use the default of Windows NT authentication.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

SQL Server 2000

This problem was first corrected in SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.

SQL Server 7.0

This problem was first corrected in SQL Server 7.0 Service Pack 3.
MORE INFORMATION

Steps to Reproduce the Problem

Perform the following steps from Enterprise Manager:
  1. Expand the Management folder for a SQL Server.
  2. Right-click the SQL Server Agent icon, and then click Properties on the shortcut menu.
  3. On the Connection tab, select Use SQLServer authentication and type a SQL Server login and password.
The Password box does not accept more than 16 characters.
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Article ID: 275618 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 20:50:35 - Revision: 3.2

Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Standard Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition

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