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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 A

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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SThayaTechnical MAnager

Hi ,

 you should select "NT Authority\System" from the Account Name section.
Karen SchaeferBI ANALYST


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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Karen SchaeferBI ANALYST


I am unable to complete step 2 - see the attached.

Thanks for your assistance.

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Karen SchaeferBI ANALYST


thanks that did the trick

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