SQL Server 2008 R2 Add Failover Cluster Node Service Accounts Grayed out - can't pass RRS feed

  • Question

  • I installed SQL Server 2008 R2 x64 (slipstreamed with SP3) onto one 'node' in Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter.  That worked mostly ok, except it won't start as clustered.  I checked ALL of the users and passwords in services and they are all DOMAIN ones (for Agent, SQL Server, Analysis) and start up as standalone.

    Tried to do "Add a Failkover Cluster Node" on other node, and on the Service Accounts page SQL Server Agent account name is entirely blank.

    When I try to ENTER the passwords, it says :
    The credentials you provided for the SQL Server Agent service are invalid...

    Same for Analysis service.

    For SQL Server service it says the specificed credentials are not valid.

    I can't change the SQL Server Agent account name, which is entirely blank.

    And I cannot get beyond this.

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 8:41 PM