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Insufficient user privileges. Administrator rights required

asked 2014-06-23 11:12:29 -0600

Ted gravatar image

I am running a exec on windows 8 R2 Server and one of my commands is failing with the following error message. Any Idea on what I can do?


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if I open the agent run "Start Command Prompt with puppet" as administrator it works fine without a problem

Ted gravatar imageTed ( 2014-06-23 14:45:04 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-06-24 12:07:25 -0600

Hi Ted, This is intended behavior, you'll need to run puppet as an administrator on windows. For further details on why, see this document here:

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I understand I need to run puppet as an administrator but if I am running puppet from the puppet master and the puppet agent service is running as Local System user which is a member of the administrators group then why is it still giving me insufficient user privilege error.

Ted gravatar imageTed ( 2014-06-24 12:37:47 -0600 )edit

Is there any other way to specifically tell the puppet master to run commands as an administrator?

Ted gravatar imageTed ( 2014-06-24 12:38:34 -0600 )edit

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