Problems running SQL Services under a not privileged user account

From: danA (
Date: 04/06/05

Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2005 11:48:44 +0100

I am using SQL Server 2000 on Windows 2003+SP1.
I have a problem with running the SQL services under a regular USER account.
I created a local user account, member of the USER group and setup the SQL
Server and Agent to run under that account.
The service couldn't be started (Access denied) until I made that user
member of Administrators.
What could be wrong?