sp_changedistributor_password (Transact-SQL)
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sp_changedistributor_password (Transact-SQL)

Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview

Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

Changes the password for a Distributor. This stored procedure is executed at the Distributor on any database.

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

sp_changedistributor_password [ @password= ] 'password' 

[ @password=] 'password'

Is the new password. password is sysname, with no default. If the Distributor is local, the password of the distributor_admin system login is changed.

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

sp_changedistributor_password is used in all types of replication.

-- Change the password on the Distributor. 
-- To avoid storing the password in the script file, the value is passed 
-- into SQLCMD as a scripting variable. For information about how to use 
-- scripting variables on the command line and in SQL Server Management
-- Studio, see the "Executing Replication Scripts" section in the topic
-- "Programming Replication Using System Stored Procedures".
USE master
EXEC sp_changedistributor_password $(Password)

Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role can execute sp_changedistributor_password.

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