SharePoint 2010 complete farm installation without domain account

Usually while SharePoint installation we have to select between Standalone and Farm installation. For Standalone installation we don’t need a domain account. It is automatically configured to use local service accounts. But if we have installed SharePoint with Farm Complete setting and still want to use the local service account during for SharePoint configuration.

In normal scenario, we get the below error message while running SharePoint configuration Wizard first time.

The specified user xxx is a local account. Local accounts should only be used in stand alone mode.

Now comes the tricky part. How to bypass this step. This can be achieved by performing below steps:

1. Run SharePoint PowerShell with administrator privileges

2. Run command: New-SPConfigurationDatabase (Provide all the necessary parameters)

3. Make sure provided service account is member of local Administrator group.

4. Now run the SharePoint configuration wizard again. You won’t be asked to enter the domain account.

Cheers!!!

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About Rajan
I am Rajan Garg working as a Senior Software Engineer in a company. I am working on the Microsoft technologies.

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