I have a small windows 2003 domain.My domain controller runs Exchange server 2003 too.Wanting to set up a practice server for SPS2003, I introduced another Windows 2003 member server. I installed windows server 2003 and IIS 6 fine. When I got to the authentications stage during the installation of SQL server, I shose to use the domain admin account for this.Unfortunately I got an error stating "the account could not be verified for the SQL server service". This was wierd because i had logged in as domain admin and the server was already a member of the domain. I chose to install SQL by using "local system" account and finished the installation. When I started to install SPS2003, I ran into the same problem of the domain account not being recognsed. I have tried to rebuild the server from scratch but the issue remains. It's almost as if there is some security setting on the DC that is preventing service account authentication.
I desperately need help to resolve this issue.
Thanks in advance.