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Patch Manager error: System.Security.SecurityException: Requested registry access is not allowed

Updated April 25, 2017

Overview

The following error occurs when upgrading Patch Manager licenses using the SolarWinds License Manager:

*****************Exception Text******************

System.Security.SecurityException: Requested registry access is not allowed.

at System.ThrowHelper.ThrowSecurityException (ExceptionResource resource)

at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.OpenSubKey (String name, Boolean writable)

at SolarWinds.Licensing.Gen4.Utils.RegistryUtil.GetKey (Region region, Boolean writable)

at SolarWinds.Licensing.Gen4.Store.RegistryAncillaryStore.GetKey (AccessMode mode, SubKey key)

at SolarWinds.licensing.Gen4.Store.RegistryAncillaryStore.set_LastContactDetails (UserDetailsData value)

at SolarWinds.Licensing.Gen4.Management.OnlineManagement.set_ContactInfo (UserDetailsData value)

at SolarWinds.Licensing.Gen4.UI.SaveLocalContactInfoForm.continueButton_Click (Object sender, EventArgs e)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick (EventArgs e)

at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick (EventArgs e)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp (MouseEventArgs mevent)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp (Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 click)

at Systems.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc (Message& m)

at Systems.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc (Message& m)

at Systems.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc (Message& m)

at Systems.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage (Message& m)

at Systems.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc (Message& m)

at Systems.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback (IntPtr hWhnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr Iparam)

The Zone of the assembly that failed was:

MyComputer

Environment

  • Patch Manager 2.1.3
  • License Manager

 

Cause 

The error is caused by insufficient permissions on the account to write to certain sections of the registry. This happens when the User Account Control (UAC) is enabled on the computer.

 

Resolution

Run the License manager using the Run as administrator option.

 

 

 

 

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04:50, 28 Apr 2017

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