I was installing SharePoint for the thousandth time last week on our new internal server and could not get the Search Server to start successfully from Central Administration. When i tried to start the service i got an error page with 2 short lines of text:

SPSearch ([search service account])

After a day of verifying all the users details and permissions it hit me to try to use the domain before the username. This simple change fixed everything but i can’t remember ever running into it before.

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