ESXi 4 host Permissions problem?

dkraut
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I have a new ESXi 4 Host that needs to be managed by another user. In vCenter, that user is a member of an AD group that is listed as having the Administrator Role in the permissions tab of the ESX server.  However, when he attempts to run scripts against that host, he receives an error that he has insufficient privileges in host operating system?  Am I missing something?  What do I need to do to make sure he is an admin of this ESXi host and all its vm's?    
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Top Expert 2010
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Try giving him "localadmin" and "root" group membership in the users and groups tab and see if that helps.

~coolsport00
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Commented:
Could be password issue due to special character. Try simple password to confirm.

-vExpert 2010
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Commented:
You cant create the user without a pwd. Has he tried logging into the host to verify the pwd?

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Connecting directly to the Host and adding a user to the localadmin group worked.  So what's the purpose of the permissions in vCenter then?  Are they only for high-level vcenter tasks?
Top Expert 2010
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No...permissions in vCenter are added for vCenter object access; whereas permissions on the host are for ESX/i access. In your case, it sounds like this co-worker needed some kind of SSH access, which is a host-based action.

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