localhost is an invalid or loopback address error in SharePoint 2010

This SharePoint tutorial we will discuss how to solve localhost is an invalid or loopback address in SharePoint. While installing SharePoint, I got an error which says, The specified user “username” is a local account. Local accounts should only be used in standalone mode.

So I tried to create a configuration database by using PowerShell. But still, I got an error which says, localhost is an invalid or loopback address.

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localhost is an invalid or loopback address error in SharePoint

During the SharePoint installation, when it asks for Entered the database server name and if you give the server name as localhost, (local) or (.), then the error will come.

The solution to the above error is, try to give the machine name or the machine ip address.

Example:
MyDBServerName

or you can also provide like below:

MyDBServerName\MSSQLSERVER,1581

You can also check this solution, Failed to create the configuration database. Invalid or loopback address error.


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Hope these small tips will help to solve error localhost is an invalid or loopback address error in SharePoint 2010.

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About Bijay Kumar

I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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