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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John is currently creating digital assets that protects people and their future, a technical trainer and a full time geek specializing on development and deployment of innovations created with .NET framework on Windows platform as well as Windows infrastructure projects. He is the primary contact of the Philippine Windows Users Group, a contributor at the Microsoft Philippines Community forums and regularly conducts community sessions as well as other Microsoft technology events. John owns the Busy Saving The World Techblog.

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