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SQL Server 2008 R2 Setup

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 03, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server

Hi I am trying to install MSSQL 2008 R2 on a VMWARE. This will be the 1st MSSQL  installed here.

I get up to the Server Configuration window, where I specify the account name for SQL Server Agent etc. The account name I used is something like this "DOMAIN_NAME\username". But I keep getting the following error :

TITLE: Message Details

The credentials you provided for the SQL Server Agent service are invalid. To continue, provide a valid account and password for the SQL Server Agent service.

I've gone into the bootstrap log and I get the following:


Attempting to get account sid for user account "DOMAIN_NAME\username"
2010-10-04 13:44:02 Slp: Sco: Attempting to get sid for user account "DOMAIN_NAME\username"
2010-10-04 13:44:02 Slp: Sco: GetSidForAccount normalized accountName "DOMAIN_NAME\username"parameter to "DOMAIN_NAME\username"
2010-10-04 13:44:02 Slp: Sco: Attempting to get account from sid S xxx x xxxx xxx
2010-10-04 13:44:02 Slp: Sco: Check success - user "DOMAIN_NAME\username" exists
2010-10-04 13:44:02 Slp: UserSecurity.ValidateCredentials -- validating user:  "DOMAIN_NAME\username"
2010-10-04 13:44:02 Slp: UserSecurity.ValidateCrede

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