SQL 2014 Install Error: The specified account already exists (Solved)

I was recently attempting to install SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2016 and the install kept hanging at the step “Install_sqlncli_Cpu64_Action: PublishProduct. Publishing product information.” After checking the Summary.txt log in the folder “C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\120\Setup Bootstrap\Log”, I noticed that every feature failed with the same details: Feature: Management Tools – Complete Status:…