There are scenarios where your windows account or SQL Server Service windows account is not working as per the expectation. Below are the most common issues observed if there is any issue with Windows Service account.
- Service Account is locked
- Service Account is disabled in domain
- Account is expired
- Need to change password
To check the above properties of domain account, follow the below steps:
Go to Start | Run and then type “dsa.msc”. That command will open the Active Directory Users and Computers console.
Next right click on the active directory group in the console and click on “Find”. Type the windows account name in the find dialog box and click on the “Find Now” button.
Right click on the windows account name from the search result –> Select Propertie –> Go to Account tab. Here you have to check whether account is locked out or expired or disabled in domain or needs the password changed.
If you find any of the above issue, work with AD or Windows team to fix it.