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The service did not start due to a logon failure

Posted By:      Posted Date: April 14, 2011    Points: 0   Category :

Hi all,

I'm having some severe problems with the sql server service account on a cloned VM. When I try to change the service account through sql server configuration manager I get the following error message:

Here is some background info:

  • this is a VM, Win 2008 R2 Std
  • the VM was recently cloned 
  • A clean SQL Server 2008 was upgraded to R2 *before* the clone process
  • The machine is in an AD domain, the account is a new, empty domain account
  • The sql server service is able to start with the Local System and the AD service account that was used before the cloning...
  • ...no other accounts work, not even a domain admin account

I was able to find this article but it refers to a domain controller and the services are not the same:


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