MasterKey.Regenerate Method (String, Boolean)

Regenerates the database master key by using the specified new password, and with the option to force the regeneration, thus removing all items that cannot be successfully decrypted.

Namespace: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll)

public void Regenerate (
	string password,
	bool forceRegeneration
public void Regenerate (
	String password, 
	boolean forceRegeneration
public function Regenerate (
	password : String, 
	forceRegeneration : boolean



A String value that specifies the password with which to encrypt and decrypt the master key.


A Boolean value that specifies whether to drop the items that cannot be successfully regenerated by using the old database master key password.

If True, regeneration of the master key is forced, and all items that cannot be regenerated are dropped.

If False, regeneration of the master key is not forced.

This namespace, class, or member is supported only in version 2.0 of the Microsoft .NET Framework.

Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

Target Platforms

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