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SQL Server 2005 Standard newbie question.... domain user accounts (what are they)

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Last Modified: 2010-03-19
Installing sql server 2005... I don't understand on the "Service Account Page" how to setup a "domain user account".   What goes in the the fields for username, password and Domain?   What is a Domain?  Is it the server name.  Yes, I'm not a DBA I'm a programmer setting this up on my laptop. :-)
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is your computer part of a domain?
yes -> put there the name of the domain
no -> leave that field empty (you could put your computer name there...)

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Mike JohnsonBusiness Inteligence Developer


I finally figured it out.  I had to add a user account through windows, then use that user account for my sql server user account.
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