The requested operation requires elevation

Hi there

Having trouble with admin rights

A user has been given admin rights from the server. If he logs in on the server with remote desktop, he is able to update, restart, install, access admin controls etc. (which means he has full admin rights)

He how ever does not have admin rights when trying to update/install software on a remote machine that is pointed to our server. (The default admin's can, so this is not a problem on the remote pc side)

When he tries entering the username and password, it gives us this error message
"The requested operation requires elevation"

We are running Windows 8.1 Windows Server 2012
Remote PC's are running Windows 8.1

And yes, we have restarting the server and remote PC's multiple times.

Any idea where to start looking?
burny1Asked:
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ncomperCommented:
have you added his account to the Local Admins Group on the client machines?

On a client machine open the local groups and confirm what domain groups/users are a member of the local Administrators group. Then confirm that the User in question is a member of a group listed within the LocalAdmin groups.

That should then give him Admin rights over the local machines
burny1Author Commented:
@ncomper
this is not what we are after i am afraid - we have 1 server and all the remote machines point to this domain/server. The domain/server controls all the user accounts and authority levels.

We have added a user to the administrator list on the server, but for some reason the remote machines do not pick up that he is now an administrator.

Added the administrator level to each and every single machine would be the answer but unfortunately not in this case.

To my understand the remote machines should grant access to anyone who has administrator privileges on their user account?
ncomperCommented:
That is correct,
   What you need to do is ensure that the user you have created is a member of the appropriate Administrator group on the client machine. The group in question should be a domain administration group:

admin.PNG
The Above image is the local Groups on a client machine. As you can see i have expanded the the local Administrators group on the client machine to check the membership. The membership of this group is as follows:
Admin - Local admin account on the client machine
Administrator - Local Admin account on the client machine
Domain\Domain Admins - The domain level administrator group

In order for a user to have the correct permissions for this computer you will need to ensure they are a member of the Domain Admins group within Active directory. If you review this on a test client machines to ensure that you have a domain group that is a member of the local Administrators, then confirm the user is a member of the domain group. If there is none present AND/OR he is not a member of the group you have 2 options:

1) Add him to a listed domain group
2) create a new domain group and push this out to all client machines via GPO

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burny1Author Commented:
perfect! thank you ever so much! works 100%
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