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Error :: Configuration Failed :: Failed to create configuration database; The password supplied with the username was not correct

Posted by Paul on January 29, 2013


I was receiving the following error while installing SharePoint.

  • SharePoint 2010
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Active Directory

 

The installation went fine, but running the Products & Configuration wizard, the error appeared and spoiled the game.

I error says “Password was not correct”.  I ensured the password was right.

 

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Playing around & I found that the user was not added to Administrators group.  Following is the fix:

Solution

Create a new user spadmin

Eg: DOMAIN\spadmin

Ensure the Password policy as Never expires.

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Add the user to Administrators group

Inside Active Directory window, right click on the user & choose the Add to Group option.

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Click Ok to continue.

Assign SQL Server Permissions

Now open your SQL Server & choose Security>Logins. 

If you cannot find the spadmin user, add using New Login option.  Ensure you set the following Server Roles as well

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Click the Ok button save changes

Back in SharePoint Products & Configuration Wizard

Back in the wizard, use the new spadmin user in the format DOMAIN\spadmin

The error should not appear this time.  Good Luck!

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2 Responses to “Error :: Configuration Failed :: Failed to create configuration database; The password supplied with the username was not correct”

  1. ranjana said

    Error :: Configuration Failed :: Failed to create configuration database; The password supplied with the username was not correct
    this should also come when install in window 7 how can resolved

    • Jean Paul said

      It should come with Windows 7. But we mainly use SharePoint Foundation edition there, so less chance. 🙂

      Plus i would like to add Hard Disk Free Space double of RAM size.

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