I was receiving the following error while installing SharePoint.
- SharePoint 2010
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- SQL Server 2008 R2
- Active Directory
The installation went fine, but running the Products & Configuration wizard, the error appeared and spoiled the game.
I error says “Password was not correct”. I ensured the password was right.
Playing around & I found that the user was not added to Administrators group. Following is the fix:
Create a new user spadmin
Ensure the Password policy as Never expires.
Add the user to Administrators group
Inside Active Directory window, right click on the user & choose the Add to Group option.
Click Ok to continue.
Assign SQL Server Permissions
Now open your SQL Server & choose Security>Logins.
If you cannot find the spadmin user, add using New Login option. Ensure you set the following Server Roles as well
Click the Ok button save changes
Back in SharePoint Products & Configuration Wizard
Back in the wizard, use the new spadmin user in the format DOMAINspadmin
The error should not appear this time. Good Luck!