SQL SERVER – Install Error – The Account Running SQL Server Setup Does Not Have Administrator Rights On the Computer. To Continue, Use an Account With Administrator Rights


As a part of my work, I also provide consultancy to fix the issues. In my recent engagement with a client, they were getting an error while installing SQL Server 2019. In this blog, I would share the steps to identify and fix error – The account running SQL Server Setup does not have administrator rights on the computer. To continue, use an account with administrator rights.

Let me first say that the error message above was appearing even if the logged-on account was an administrator on the server. In fact, my client also tried with Domain Admin account but still, they