Windows Required Managed Machine Service User Rights

Managed Machine Service user should be assigned these priviliges:

  1. Included in the Backup Operators and Administrators groups.
  2. Granted the Full Control permission on the folder %PROGRAMDATA%\Acronis (in Windows XP and Server 2003, %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Acronis) and on its subfolders.
  3. Granted the Full Control permission on certain registry keys in the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Acronis.
  4. Assigned these user rights:
    • Log on as a service
    • Adjust memory quotas for a process
    • Replace a process level token
    • Modify firmware environment values

During installation, you can specify an existing user or create a new one. The specified user will be granted necessary rights during installation. In case you need to specify the rights manually (e.g. when changing the user later)

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