Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a perimeter network (also known as a DMZ, demilitarized zone, and a screened subnet) that only has a read-only domain controller (RODC) available.

  • You have a member server in the perimeter network.

  • You try to install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 on the member server, and you use an Active Directory service account for the SQL Server service.


In this scenario, when the installation program validates the user account, the installation wizard fails.

Workaround

To work around this issue, use the built-in account to install SQL Server. Then, change the account that is used for the services to an Active Directory service account.

References

2032911 You may encounter problems when you install SQL Server on a domain controller

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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