Service account Startup mode during install is available for selection
When installing a SQL 2008 cluster, the Service account Startup mode during install is available for selection. It defaults to Manual but it could be changed to Automatic or Disabled that should not be possible on a Cluster
Upvotes: 1<=-=Jul 18 2008 3:52PM=-=>
We will look at this for the next release.
We shouldn’t create service accounts during prepare ideally, but we do due to ACL’ing reason during setup (to avoid re-ACL’ing during complete). Ideal fix is to remove service configuration from Prepare for next release (so that we can be fully sys-prep ready).
Worst case, if we do not change the current behavior for next release, we shouldn’t allow user changing the service start up type from Manual on Prepare UI.
But, there is nothing in Windows SCM that prevents user from changing the service start up type anyway. So, even if setup does not allow this, we cannot block Windows SCM from changing it.
Max<=-=Jun 9 2009 2:51PM=-=>
We plan “not to allow” changing the startup type for clustered services for our next major release. We have an existing item for this already and I am closing this as a duplicate.
We evaluated the duplicate issue again and decided to resolve it as Won’t Fix given the confirmed severity and priority. You can refer to the published KB article on this (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956012) to get more information.
Let us know if you have concerns with this resolution. Thank you for taking time to provide feedback.
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