Encountered a strange issue today, installing SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012 and received the following condition during the Setup Support Roles.
Setup Account Privileges – Failed.
That’s weird, I’m an Administrator on the server (of course :). Checked the status link for more detail, received this dialog.
This gave me the clue that it was likely a local policy issue.
Found and applied the advice in this article:
SQL Server installation fails if the Setup account does not have certain user rights
Done, installation completed successfully.