I'm not able to start SQL server service as Local System, Local Service or Network Service.

Account restrictions are preventing this user from signing in. For example: blank passwords aren’t allowed, sign-in times are limited, or a policy restriction has been enforced. [0x8007052F]

Using my own administrator domain account, it starts fine.

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Funny thing is, SQL server agent service starts fine with all 3 accounts.

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Quite sure that if you update the password the problem will be gone.

The root cause might reside in:

  • Windows Group Policy: Windows policies are responsible for some of the actions that your system performs. The error message is, sometimes, due to a particular Windows Group Policy which stops the Remote Desktop Client to expose sign-in credentials to the remote host. Disabling the policy seems to fix the issue.
  • No Password: In some cases, the error message can also occur if the user account that you are using to establish a remote connection doesn’t have a password. In such a case, you will have to either set a password or just disable this policy as well.
  • not sure what you mean by "update the password". I'm trying to use Local System, which has no password by default
    – tinker
    Jul 16, 2021 at 3:14
  • @tinker, yes but you logged in with a user for that session. change that password. Jul 19, 2021 at 5:47

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