OneCare Backup requires user to be Administrator RRS feed

  • General discussion


    When running backup with users that are not administrators, OneCare backup fails.  This seems to voilate the Least Privilege guideline; should OneCare backup those users that are not administrators?
    Saturday, December 29, 2007 3:02 PM

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  • Even as a Backup Operator, OneCare backup fails:


    The Action could not be performed


    Windows Live OneCare cannt perform this action for you.  You must be

    logged on as administrator on the computer to perform this action.


    This is really dumb, everyone must be an administrator to run OneCare Backup???

    Saturday, December 29, 2007 5:04 PM
  • Running OneCare using 'Run As' allows backup to start but then fails with an unknown error, so that is not an option.


    Maybe the OneCare team needs to visit:  http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/twc/default.mspx


    Trustworthy Computing, NOT.



    Saturday, December 29, 2007 7:01 PM
  • Are you trying run a manual backup when you are logged on as a limited user? I believe that the reason that backup expects you to be running as an admin is that backup is an administrative function and requires access to files and folders for all users on the PC. However, I don't have experience with running backup as a limited user, so the best I can suggest is contact support on this to see what the official word may be.

    How to reach support - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2421771&SiteID=2

    If it fails to validate your subscription, select the option that you are using a trial or beta copy and you can proceed to email support without validation once you've signed in.

    Wednesday, January 2, 2008 12:55 AM