SharePoint 2010 Stand Alone Installation – Error on Step 2: Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: User cannot be found

A thing worth posting, Note to SELF: If you are installing SharePoint 2010 on a standalone configuration, make sure that the machine where you are installing MUST HAVE ACCESS TO THE DOMAIN CONTROLLER where it is a member of.

For the one that needs more info, here is the stack trace from the PSDiagnosticsLog:

Exception: Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: User cannot be found.
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPSiteCollection.Add(SPContentDatabase database, SPSiteSubscription siteSubscription, String siteUrl, String title, String description, UInt32 nLCID, String webTemplate, String ownerLogin, String ownerName, String ownerEmail, String secondaryContactLogin, String secondaryContactName, String secondaryContactEmail, String quotaTemplate, String sscRootWebUrl, Boolean useHostHeaderAsSiteName)
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPSiteCollection.Add(SPSiteSubscription siteSubscription, String siteUrl, String title, String description, UInt32 nLCID, String webTemplate, String ownerLogin, String ownerName, String ownerEmail, String secondaryContactLogin, String secondaryContactName, String secondaryContactEmail, Boolean useHostHeaderAsSiteName)

P.S. No screenshot for now, as I have fixed it and would not be possible to replicate, besides its 1AM already, geez!

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I'm John and in the daytime I am the Chief Technology Officer of VFTS.NET - a consulting firm that specializes on development and deployment of business solutions created with .NET framework on Windows platform and Windows infrastructure projects. I am a core member of the Philippine Windows Users Group, a contributor at the Microsoft Philippines Community forums and I regularly conduct technical sessions as well as other Microsoft technology events. I am a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in the Cloud and Datacenter Management Technical Expertise but away from any keyboard I spend hours reading books, travel, explore, and being busy with my dog named Floppy.

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