I have installed SQL Server 2008 ReportServer on dozens of servers, all virtually identical. It was always possible to configure it to use a domain account (the same one on all those servers). However, on MYSERVERNAME I get the following error:
System.InvalidOperationException: Cannot start service ReportServer on computer 'MYSERVERNAME'. ---> System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: Access is denied --- End of inner exception stack trace --- at System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController.Start(String args) at System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController.Start() at ReportServicesConfigUI.Panels.WindowsServiceIdentityPanel.StartWindowsServicePostChangeWindowsServiceIdentity(ServiceController rsService)
This also happened after removing and re-installing ReportServer. The error goes away when I add the domain account to the administrators groups.
From event viewer at same time:
Event Type: Failure Audit Event Source: Security Event Category: Logon/Logoff Event ID: 537 Date: [current] Time: [current] User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Computer: MYSERVERNAME Description: Logon Failure: Reason: An error occurred during logon User Name: Domain: Logon Type: 3 Logon Process: Authz Authentication Package: Kerberos Workstation Name: MYSERVERNAME Status code: 0xC000018B Substatus code: 0x0 Caller User Name: MYSERVERNAME$ Caller Domain: MYDOMAIN Caller Logon ID: (0x0,0x3E7) Caller Process ID: 824 Transited Services: - Source Network Address: - Source Port: - For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Another update: I tried giving full control to individual and all drives to the domain account in question, but those were apparently not the permissions it is craving.
Another another update: I found out that all services fail to run using any domain account, all with the error "Access is denied", so it's not really a reportserver problem (added new tag). I have a "pure" service that doesn't do anything except be a service and it fails to run using domain accounts. I have also removed and added the computer from/to the domain since then with no change of symptoms.