When in doubt, don’t fiddle.
I “forgot” the admin password for my Business Objects XI 3.0 (Demo) environment.
Some searching turned up a “hack” that would resolve this, which involves deleting data from the repository database. One quick delete later and my installation is broken.
Of course if this was in the “real world”
- I would have a backup Admin user.
- All my passwords would be stored in my KeyPass database.
- Before modifying the database I would have taken a backup.
No worries, I just did an uninstall and re-install – a couple of hours work, but it is work I didn’t have to redo.
Lesson Learned – Treat even your demo system like production!