I am trying to install MS SQL Server 2k8 R2 and keeps throwing an access denied error. It gets hung up on sqlenginedbstartconfigaction_install_configrc_Cpu64.
OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
User: Domain Admin
It looks like the DISA STIG that was applied was causing the issue. The local administrator account seems to be needed. I turned off all GPO settings for the computer and it installed.
Here is what I used to help me troubleshoot the issue. Link