Server 2012R2 “server specified requires restart” loop when installing WID

  1.        Open up your domain group policy editor.
  2.        Navigate to the Default Domain Policy
  3.        Navigate to Policies -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policy -> User Rights Assignment
  4.        Find the “Log on as a service” policy and edit it.
  5.        Click on “Add user or group” button.
  6.        Add the following users: NETWORK, NETWORK SERVICE, SERVICE, MSSQL$MICROSOFT##WID
  7.        Got to your Server 2012 machine and open an elevated command prompt.
  8.        Type in: gpupdate /force. Wait for it to successfully complete
  9.        Now try and install the WID . You should now have successfully completed the installation.

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