I am getting the following 2 errors when trying to install SQL server 2012 on Windows Server 2012. These occur at the server configuration page.

  • Access is denied.

  • The SQL Server service account login or password is not valid. Use SQL Server Configuration Manager to update the service account.

I have specified the username MYDOMAIN\sqlSvcAcc and the correct password. I am using the default instance name for SQL.

Anyone know whats causing these errors ? is it an AD issue ?



Fixed. Wasn't running as administrator. Doh !

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  • This isn't really a good answer. Your service account should not need to run permanently as an administrator. – Robert Kaucher Jan 30 '14 at 3:02
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    I think he meant he wasn't running the SQL Server installation as administrator. – lwbecker2 Mar 19 '14 at 19:32

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