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Why is ACCESS DENIED in LsaOpenPolicy?

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I'm trying to open a policy handle to access protected storage.  I'm passing an access mask of POLICY_GET_PRIVATE_INFORMATION to LsaOpenPolicy to read protected storage and POLICY_CREATE_SECRET to write to protected storage.

When running from a Power User account, I get an ACCESS DENIED error when opening the policy handle.  Why?  Shouldn't I be able to store server passwords in protected storage from a Power User account?
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No, the default privilege of the POWER USER group does not have access to the LSA policy information.  You need to use an account in the ADMINISTRATORS group.
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Or you can use the delegate feature in active directory to give the user reset passwords permissions and this would work also.
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