This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature.
The Password property indicates a password for a Microsoft SQL Server login record.
HRESULT GetPassword(SQLDMO_LPBSTR pRetVal); HRESULT SetPassword(SQLDMO_LPCSTR NewValue);
SQL Distributed Management Objects (SQL-DMO) strings are always returned as OLE BSTR objects. A C/C++ application obtains a reference to the string. The application must release the reference using SysFreeString.
Use the Password property of the DatabaseRole object to set the password for an application role. For more information about security based on application roles, see Application Roles.
For the RegisteredServer object, the Password property provides the password used when a connection is made using the default login.
For the SQLServer object, the Password property provides the password used for a connection made with SQL Server Authentication.
For the Backup2 and Restore2 objects, the Password property provides the password used for a backup set. Password can be used in conjunction with the MediaPassword property, which provides the password for a media set. For more information, see MediaPassword Property.
The recommended method for connecting to an instance of SQL Server is Windows Authentication.
If an application calls Password on an instance of SQL Server version 7.0 or earlier with the Backup2 or Restore2 objects, the settings are ignored.