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can't add host to vcenter server - permission denied?

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Trying to add hosts to vcenter server.  Hosts (esxi) and vcenter version 5.0

I log into vcenter server as the domain admin, and go to add the host and go through the steps (assign license, locked mode, etc).  At the final step, i get this error:

Permission to perform this operation was denied.
YOu do not hold privilege "Host -> Inventory -> Add Standalone host" on datacenter"
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Question by:Mystical_Ice
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by:Mystical_Ice
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Actually it appears i don't/didn't have access to the datacenter.  I created a new datacenter, and voila - works great.

Now the question - how do i delete the old datacenter?  Not sure who has access to it.
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Right Click the Datacenter - Remove
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by:Mystical_Ice
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I tried that - it's grayed out.  If i create a datacenter then i have the option to remove, but this one datacenter i don't.  And i'm logged into vcenter as domain admin
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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its possible you do not have permissions, check permissions

login as Local Administrator to the server...or use local administrator account to login to vCenter.

are you using Web Client?
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by:Mystical_Ice
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Logged in as a local administrator and it worked.

No, using the vsphere client

Now i'm wondering why the local administrator( in the attached image 'master') worked, but logging in as a domain admin did not?
permissions.png
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you Domain Account is not member of Administrators?
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by:Mystical_Ice
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i tried deleting it with THE domain admin account, with the same issue
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Does ther Domain Admin account have the same permissions as Local Administrator?
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by:Mystical_Ice
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On the server - yes.  The screenshot i posted a few posts back should show that
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re-check permissions and groups.
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