I try to creating web application in SharePoint 2013 using SharePoint Central Admin Windows server 2008 R2 enterprise. following error: Specified value is not supported for the domainName parameter.

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  • Hi, what kind SQL Server + version do you use? What kind of account do you use also? Cound you explain a little bit more your configuration? What are log entry details? Thanks Commented Dec 22, 2015 at 9:27
  • MS SQL Server 2014, windows authentication
    Commented Dec 22, 2015 at 9:43
  • SQL Server is on the same machine? Same domain I guess? You use a local user or a domain user? Check your DNS service on the domain controller? Is it a virtual machine? If yes, could you access it on your local browser? Commented Dec 22, 2015 at 10:00
  • You have the correlation Id in the snip that you have posted. Can you check the ULS logs against that correlation Id and help us with what the logs are saying about this Commented Aug 6, 2019 at 5:10

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This error occurs when the domain controller is not available:


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