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I started to work on a home based play project where I wanted to create at least 2 VM (using vmware). Server 2k8 went good. then I moved on to setup AD (DC) and completed this piece. next step was to install sql server 2k8 r2 but keep getting access denied error (looked at the sql log and learned the some account dont have access hklm but I am logged in with admin account and admin is a domain account). Went through these setup steps per Andrew connell's (from criticalpath) pdf. Per his instruction, Everything (AD, SQL 2k8 r2, sp2010) is residing on one server.

Ideally, I would like to create extremely thin AD VM, a SQL VM and a SP2010 VM. I could not find any article that walks me through this.

I started a AD box on VM but my other VM machine dont see this VM when I try to add the 2nd VM to the Domain. I may be missing something (like setting static IP address for AD VM).

Is there a good article (yes, i did google but not finding) that can walk me through this....


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just being logged in as admin doesn't neccessarily make you admin, did you elevate the setup.exe to admin? –  tony roth Oct 5 '11 at 13:46
@tonyroth: Does run as admin on setup.exe is same as elevating? –  Michael Savage Oct 5 '11 at 14:21
yes so if thats what you did then yes there are other problems –  tony roth Oct 5 '11 at 15:55
@Everyone: So where do we stand on this issue? –  Michael Savage Oct 5 '11 at 18:51
do you know which subkey its trying to access, you'd have to have gone out of your way to screw the permissions up on the hklm key itself. You can always tell just run regedit right click on a reg key and look at the permissions. Best guess is thats not were the problem is, I'd suspect a folder level issue more then a reg issue. –  tony roth Oct 5 '11 at 19:33
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