SA Account Credentials

After migrating an Orion server to its own standalone server and a separate SQL server (the server was installed with a SQL Express instance running on the same VM). During the re-setup process, we needed to enter the SA account credentials to log into the migrated database. We found the username as “SolarWindsDatabaseUser”, but had no idea what the password was. The original setup never prompted to enter the password and seemed to generate it itself. After some research, we found it is stored in SWNetPerfMon.db in the Orion subfolder of the install – C:\Program Files (x86)\SolarWinds\Orion\SWNetPerfMon.db. This is just a plaintext file that you can open in notepad/wordpad.

Networking SQL Orion