The Specified user is a local account


While running the SharePoint configuration as standalone server using local accounts, you will receive the error “The specified user is local account. Local accounts should only be used in stand alone mode”


Use power shell to create configuration database.

Open PowerShell command prompt

Execute the cmdlet : New-SPConfigurationDatabase

and pass your database credentials to proceed.

6 comments to The Specified user is a local account

  • asim

    when i run ‘New-SPConfigurationDatabase’ command i got following error.

    The term ‘New-SPConfigurationDatabase’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check t
    he spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
    At line:1 char:28
    + New-SPConfigurationDatabase <<<<
    + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (New-SPConfigurationDatabase:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

  • asim

    I am running, windows7 using sql server 2008 R2.

    any idea how can i solve it.

  • rkeen

    Are you using the Sharepoint Management Shell? Try to run from there and it should recognize the cmdlet.

  • rkeen

    Not sure if you figured it out but try running the Sharepoint Management Shell and it should recognize it.

  • Akbar

    For windows 7, go to Microsoft Sharepoint products from there you need to select Sharepoint 2010 management shell

  • Kit Day

    Did you try running the SharePoint Management Shell in elevated mode (Right click –> Run As Administrator)?

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