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Article Type: Error Message
Product: Symphony
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Created: 19-May-2016 2:05:57 PM
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Error message when installing SQL Server ‘’ is not a valid login or you do not have permission

Issue

Attempting to instal SQL Server results in the following error message:

‘’ is not a valid login or you do not have permission

Reason

You cannot run SQL on a WINDOWS user account where the computer name and user account name are the same.

Example: Computer\Computer

Solution

Change the computer name.

Source

https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/sqlserver/en-US/8b2d89fe-cbe6-4cb6-8828-184358596215/error-installing-sql-server-express-2008-is-not-a-valid-login-or-you-do-not-have-permission?forum=sqlexpress

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