You try to install Microsoft SQL Server 2005 in a cluster environment that has two cluster nodes. When you run SQL Server Setup on the first node, the setup process on the second node fails. Additionally, you receive the following error message on the first node:
SQL Server Setup could not validate the service accounts. Either the service accounts have not been provided for all of the services being installed, or the specified username or password is incorrect. For each service, specify a valid username, password, and domain, or specify a built-in system account.
This problem may occur if the following conditions are true:
- In the Setup program, you specify a domain account for the SQL Server service startup account.
- The password for the domain account contains quotation marks.