We want to rollout a new account to use for SQL Services. On a Dev server (SQL 2005 SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2), I changed the account through SQL Configuration Manager. After restarting the services, from my remote desktop, I get an error "Cannot Generate SSPI Context" when I try to connect with Windows Authentication. 'sa' connects fine remotely, and Windows authentication is fine if I log on to the server and open SQL there.
I've tried various combinations of changing services to LocalSystem, then back to the new account, rebooting between changes, doing steps in different sequence. Once or twice, it has then worked, but when I try later, I get the error again.
Is there a "best practice" list for changing SQL services to a new account ?