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Disabling Remote UAC to add Hyper-V servers

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Hi All,

I have found that on some Hyper-V servers I need to disable Remote UAC to allow me to add the Hyper-V server to the Veeam console. I get an error "Failed to create persistent connection to ADMIN$"

I use the following reg key to do this: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/hel ... egistry-se

However in other cases I do not need to do this registry change to add a Hyper-V server and was wondering why that is.

Ideally I do not want to disable Remote UAC with this registry change and want to find the proper solution to this issue.

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Re: Disabling Remote UAC to add Hyper-V servers

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Hi Jonathan,

Do you use a local admin account to do this or a domain user added to the local administrator group? Additionally, what is the version of your Windows Server when this does not happen?

Thanks!

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Re: Disabling Remote UAC to add Hyper-V servers

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Hello Vitaliy,

A mix of 3

1. The local administrator account "Administrator"
2. A different local account added to the "Administrators" group of the Hyper-V
3. A Domain user account added to the "Administrators" group of the Hyper-V

The issue seems to occur with the accounts in 2. and 3. more often.

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Re: Disabling Remote UAC to add Hyper-V servers

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Ok, that's what I've thought. To resolve this you should be using a local admin account, as this one bypasses the UAC restrictions. See this similar topic for more info. Hope this helps!

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Re: Disabling Remote UAC to add Hyper-V servers

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For most environments, it makes sense to disable UAC on servers. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hel ... ows-server

As long as you are not browsing the internet or doing anything on the server console except legitimate administrative functions, UAC cases more issues than it solves.

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