SQLServerMSASUser$MachineName$Instanzname not found


Our Setup:
= 2 Node SQL 2008 R2 Failover Cluster on Windows 2008 Enterprise R2 SP1
= 2 instances are installed (default + named)
= Analysis Services is installed and its resource is online on the cluster

Prerequisites to setup Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft Project Server 2010..

As per Microsoft (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee662108.aspx#section4):

> “ Before installing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft Project Server 2010, you must first configure Microsoft SQL Server and Analysis Services”...
> “ Configure Analysis Services…..To add the Farm Administrator account to the OLAP users local group: SQLServerMSASUser$<SERVERNAME>$MSSQLSERVER (SQL Server 2008)”

In our case this local group [SQLServerMSASUser$<SERVERNAME>$MSSQLSERVER] does not exist on neither node nor the domain!... SQL setup was smooth…services are running, and resources are online.....is there anything changed on SQL2008 R2 related to this group?
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Ryan McCauleyEnterprise Analytics ManagerCommented:
When you're installing SQL Server onto a Failover Cluster, there's a step of the install that asks you for local group mappings for various services (this screenshot shows only the SQL Engine, but you'd also have a box for SSAS and SSRS if you're installing those):


These groups override the local groups you're looking for, and SQL Server uses the domain group membership to determine permissions for these resources, so instead of searching for the local group with that name, you'd want to check the membership of whatever group you specified during installation.

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