When specifying database settings for my new SharePoint 2010 beta farm, I came up against an error popup I’ve never seen before under 2007:
An error has occurred while validating the configuration settings. An exception of type System.ArgumentNullException was thrown. Additional exception information: The errorData argument cannot be null or zero length.
Parameter name: errorData
M’kay. What does that mean?!? I wonder to myself.
Checking the application log revealed a critical error that set me straight:
SQL database login for 'master' on instance 'SP2010BETA' failed. Additional error information from SQL Server is included below.
Login failed for user 'SPDEV\Administrator'.
I’m trying a least privilege install and of was still logged in as the administrator, instead of the setup user (criminal); I configured the setup account as an admin during the SQL Server 2008 install but not the administrator account I was using.
Login as setup and I’m back on track. Of course, by the sound of it, I shouldn't be doing least privilege in 2010.
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