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In Systems Management Server (SMS) 2.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and later, administrators can set up the SMS Service account as a non-domain administrator in both Microsoft Windows NT 4.0-based and Microsoft Windows 2000-based domains. For details about using this configuration, including important warnings, read Chapter 4 - Creating Your SMS Security Strategy
(http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc723643.aspx)of the Systems Management Server 2.0 Administrator's Guide.
By default, SMS Setup requires the Service account to be a domain administrator and does not allow the installation to finish if you are using a non-domain administrator account. To install SMS by using a non-domain administrator Service account:
To work around this issue, change the SMS Service account user name and password in the SMS Administrator tool:
Setup has detected that the service account Domain\Serviceacct is not in the Domain Admins group in domain Domain, do you want to add it to the Domain Admins group.
Article ID: 294786 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 2.8