SQL Server 2008 permissions

I am installing Sophos Enterprise Server on server 2012, it requires access to DB, for that I am trying to reference it to our SQL server which is running windows 2008.
So I created an account on AD, gave it admin rights, on SQL server added that account and gave it sysadmin rights.
Now when I am trying to reference to SQL Server during Sophos installation, it says account in invalid, so what I am missing?
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
We can't see the user credentials from the attachment. Will help to know how you introduced the credentials.
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Deepak ChauhanSQL Server DBACommented:
In addition check the SQL server error log in SSMS. there must be a login failed log entry for the account.
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LeoAuthor Commented:
what kind of privilages a user should  have in SQL so that the application can create tables in it?
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
what kind of privilages a user should  have in SQL so that the application can create tables in it?
ddl_admin is the minimum for that.
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