I cannot finish installing Workflow Manager SharePoint 2013. My environment is Windows Server 2012 R2, SharePoint Enterprise.

I follow the steps according to this article SharePoint 2013 workflow installing But everytime it has a permission error.

I use the account which is administrator on the computer and it has SysAdmin privilege on this SQL Server instance. It has right of dbcreator. I don't understand why I don't have permission. How can I know which permission I need ?

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The user that is configuring Workflow Manager must meet following requirements. If the machine is domain joined, the user must be a domain user; otherwise the user must be a local user.

The user must be an administrator on the computer on which the configuration is running.

The user must have SysAdmin privilege on this SQL Server instance, otherwise, the databases should be pre-created and the Sql logon for the RunAs Account User should be created manually, before running the configuration, on all Sql instances.

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  • Thank you for information, but I don't understand why databases should be pre-created ? It is not created during the Workflow Configuration Wizard ? I am not good at SQL.
    – AnnaCICI
    Commented Jul 28, 2015 at 9:35

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