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Permissions for guest indexing

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I am trying to enable indexing of guest files on a few of my windows file servers. This asks for credentials to the Windows VMs. I cannot find a specific reference to guest indexing permissions in the normal permissions guide that Veeam has published. I don't want to just enable admin rights, obviously. So is there a list of the exact permissions level needed, or a built in windows role that will work? Can I just enable read only to all? Backup operator?

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Check the requirements mentioned here, and ask additional questions (if any are left). Thanks!

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Thanks. I did read that first, but it does not mention anything about guest indexing of files. It just talks about permissions needed to install, and the permission for the in guest processing for SQL, Exhange, sharepoint, oracle and AD.

The guide for guest indexing mentions starting an index process inside the VM, which makes me think it needs more than just file access.

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Hi Taylor, you should have local administrator permissions on the VM for indexing since data is captured directly from MFT.

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Was hoping for a little lighter permissions, but at least I have an answer. Thank you.

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About the fact that to index the files veeam has to have local administrator right granted...
I have to ask to someone in my organization to grant this rights to veeam, Is there some documentation where this is clearly described?
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You can refer to this page.

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