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