I'm logged in as the sp_farm account for all testing. Local admin on the sharepoint server. It also has all the SQL rights up to SA.
IE enhanced security is disabled.
I'm right clicking and running IE as admin.
When I go to create the search application get 'ketech\sql-db-svc' not found. That account does exist in AD and its display name matches the name on its account properties tab. ketech\sql-db-svc is a local admin on the sharepoint server.
BUT that login doesn't exist in SQL studio. When I go to re-create that login I get 'The server principal 'ketech\sql-db-svc' already exists. So it looks like my DB access accounts are confused.
Help much appreciated - I really need this rig up in the next 2-3 days.