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MS SQL Install with domain server account - how to create SQL Server Agent server account in AD

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I am installing MS SQL Standard 2017 on a VM Server.  During the configuration I am getting an error during the install during the Server Configuration step that states:

To access the UNC path \\xxx\xx, the SQL Server Agent service account must be a domain account.  To continue use a local path with a drive letter or provide a domain account with SQL Server Agent Services.

I would prefer to use the UNC.  The unc path is on the same physical server.

Please provide recommendations and how to complete the install with good step by step instructions.
David Johnson, CD
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