Microsoft Hyper-V user privileges

Ops Center Protector Microsoft Hyper-V Application Guide

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To lookup, protect and restore Hyper-V virtual machines Protector requires credentials that are valid for all machines comprising the Hyper-V node.

In case of a cluster, these credentials must be domain credentials. For a standalone configuration, a local user is sufficient.

The user needs to be a member of the following groups in the domain and all nodes of the Hyper-V setup:
  • Users
  • Domain Users
  • Backup Operators
  • Hyper-V Administrators
  • Remote Management Users

In addition, for a cluster the user requires the permission to administrate the cluster. The following command needs to be executed on every cluster node:

Grant-ClusterAccess -User domain\username -Full