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Checking a SQL Server Database’s Master Key

Steve Jones is trying to find where he left his keys:

I’ve been working with encryption in SQL Server for a long time, and have delivered quite a few presentations on the topic. Recently I was updating some code and wanted to check if a database had a master key created in it. This post shows how to do that.

Click through to see how you can create a database master key as well as how to drop it if necessary.