Installing a Multi-Instance SQL 2005 Cluster

October 15, 2008

Hi, I’m installing SQL Server 2005 in 2 node …

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I’m installing SQL Server 2005 in 2 node cluster setup and I’m getting the below error:

TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Setup

SQL Server Setup has determined that the following account properties are not specified: ‘SQLBROWSERACCOUNT’ . The properties specify the startup account for the services that are installed. To proceed, refer to the template.ini and set the properties to valid account names. If you are specifying a windows user account, you must also specify the password for the account.

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On node1, before installing SQL Server 2005 on this 2 node cluster setup, I have installed a stand alone SQL Server 2008 instance & installed SQL Server 2005 backward compatibility components to run a DTS package

Please advice that where can I specify the properties for ‘SQLBROWSERACCOUNT’ to resolve the issue

You said that this issue will occur when installing 2nd or 3rd instances. But for me this is a 1st failover cluster instance where its giving the same error.