Required User Permissions

User rights or privileges control how a user account can interact with the operating system. Several privileges are required when you use SmartDeploy. If these rights are not assigned to the user account that is currently signed in to the computer, many of the SmartDeploy processes fail.

The following privileges are required for SmartDeploy to function properly:

  • SeManageVolumePrivilege
  • SeSecurityPrivilege
  • SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege
  • SeLoadDriverPrivilege
  • SeBackupPrivilege
  • SeRestorePrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege


Check the Privileges Available to the User Account 

To view the rights that are available to the current user account, run whoami /priv from an administrative command prompt. The output will resemble the example below. The list must match the list above. If any privileges are missing, you may need to update your Group Policy to enable the privileges for the account. Alternatively, you can sign in to the computer that has SmartDeploy installed by using a user account that holds all privileges.

Note: The state of the privilege does not correspond with it being a privilege that is held by the user account. It simply determines if the privilege is enabled for the current process.




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