The credentials you provided for the SQL Server Agent service are invalid. To continue, provide a valid account and password for the SQL Server A

Posted on 2013-12-05
Last Modified: 2016-08-28
I am attempting to install SQL Server 2008 R2 on my own pc (Windows 8) - without the use of NT or a server  I want to be able to use my pc as the local server - I want to setup Sql so I can use it for training/learning the software.

I am getting the following issues when I am attempting to load the tools:

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The credentials you provided for the SQL Server Agent service are invalid. To continue, provide a valid account and password for the SQL Server Agent service.

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Question by:Karen Schaefer
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Hi ,

 you should select "NT Authority\System" from the Account Name section.
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by:Karen Schaefer
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NT\Authority... is for my local connection, since there will not be an actual connection to any external servers, just my local machine.  Can I use the full version of Sql Server 2008 R2 Developer on my local machine?

Thanks for the link, it was the one I was using for the installation, I am still unable to connect.

How do I change this since I have already completed the setup/install by changing the Automatic to Manual?

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SThaya earned 500 total points
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do the below steps:

1. Start---All Programs---Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2------then select SQL server configuration manager
2.Select the SQL services --- in the right side window all the list of services belongs to SQLserver
3. for Example for SSIS the SQL Integration services--Properties --select Service tab---in the "Start mode" drop down you can select the options.

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by:Karen Schaefer
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I am unable to complete step 2 - see the attached.

Thanks for your assistance.

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by:Karen Schaefer
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thanks that did the trick

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