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I forgot my SA password and resetting the password is out of the question because internal applications are using it and will will affect them. I also don't have an option to change the SA credentials for those applications.

This is why I must know what the password is WITHOUT restoring it.

Is there any method for that?

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look at the source code for the applications? –  Jack Douglas Mar 27 '12 at 10:35
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And why are your internal applications using sa? This is the first thing you need to change. –  HLGEM Mar 27 '12 at 13:22
    
Concur with HLGEM (and +1). –  jl01 Mar 27 '12 at 14:36

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There is no way you can retrieve the lost sa password without resetting it. Relevant SO thread here

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