Thursday, April 1, 2010

Complete Farm SharePoint 2010 installation on Single Server using non-domain accounts

When I was installing and configuring SharePoint 2010 in my machine, the following error appeared, stopping my installation.

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

The reason was, I was trying to install and configure complete farm installation on standalone machine. My machine is not a domain controller or connected to a domain. However I found a way to continue my installation. It explains here.

All you have to do is, do not continue the installation with configuration wizard, stop it and as above link explains, use New-SPConfigurationDatabase with PowerShell for specifying none domain account for the farm. Once added, start configuration with SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard which is in StartMenu – Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products.