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VirtualCenter Database Upgrade Fails with an Exception When a Password that Contains Apostrophes or Double Quotes Is Used (1003049)

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When you perform a VirtualCenter database upgrade and the password (and, as a result, the connection string) contains single or double quotes (such as 'my_pwd' or "my_pwd"), the following error results:

System.Data.Odbc.OdbcException: ERROR [28000] [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Login failed for user 'sa'. You will not be able to proceed with the VC Database upgrade after this error.


This problem is the result of a Microsoft bug. Escaping the special character results in a different error and does not resolve the problem. See for more information and a Microsoft patch.

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