Anyone else have a story about unhelpful error messages?
Got an error message "an invalid directory pathname was passed" during SQL Server 2014 install, when specifying the service accounts.
The cause was entering the account with a forward slash instead of a backslash. Usually I do these from home on my 23" monitor but this was done at a client with a 12" laptop screen, so did not notice the difference.
Domain/account produced a invalid directory message.
Domain\account is the correct format.
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