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This account must be an Active Directory account with local administrative privileges

Overview

This account must be an Active Directory account with local administrative privileges.

Environment

All SAM versions

Resolution

To verify the user is a member of the local 'Administrators' group, perform the following:
Open a PowerShell session, and type the following commands:
$Recurse = $true
$GroupName = 'Administrators'
Add-Type -AssemblyName System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement
$ct = [System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement.ContextType]::Machine
$group = [System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement.GroupPrincipal]::FindByIdentity($ct,$GroupName)
$LocalAdmin = $group.GetMembers($Recurse) | select @{N='Domain'; E={$.Context.Name}}, samaccountName, @{N='ObjectType'; E={$.StructuralObjectClass}} -Unique
$LocalAdmin = $LocalAdmin | Where-Object {$_.ObjectType -eq "user"}
$LocalAdmin


If service account is not a local administrator, perform the following:

  1. open a Computer Management console on the server where you wish to grant local administrative privileges.
  2. Navigate to System Tools/Local Users and Groups/Groups and double click the Administrators group.
  3. Click the Add button and type in the Active Directory username of the account you which to grant administrative privileges and hit Enter. Instead of an individual user object, you can alternatively add an AD group which contains the user object. (Ensure the location is set to either the domain where the account is located or Entire Directory.)
  4. Click the Apply button and then the OK button.

 

 

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