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windows backup operator group

Post by HannibalK1ng »

Hi everyone,

So I realized when adding a new server to our environment that we have previously added the backup user to the servers local administrator group.

I then added the backup user to the backup administrators group but get the following error

: Error: Failed to connect to guest agent. Errors: 'Cannot connect to the admin share.

Is there a reason this doesnt work?
Does everyone else add the user to the local admin for the server?

any security concerns doing it this way?

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Re: windows backup operator group

Post by jorgedlcruz »

Here you can find the needed permissions for the product to be installed, and keep working after: ... sions.html

If looking fot best practices regarding security and how to harden your environment, this guide built by Solutions Architect is a good resource:

Please let me know if all is clear. Thank you!
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