GMSA is used for SQL service and it fails to start


GMSA is used for SQL service and its failing to start with error “the request failed, or the service did not respond in a timely fashion. Consult the event log or other applicable error logs for details”. 



In this post we would like to explain one of the interesting issues that we encountered where SQL Server uses a gMSA as its service account.





When we tried to start SQL server using GMSA account, we found the SQL Server could not start due to timeout.  One reason could be that the service account