Permissions Required for Running the Parallels Configuration Manager Proxy Service

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Parallels Configuration Manager Proxy runs as a service in Windows. The user account under which it runs must have specific permissions. This article describes these permissions.

Note: When creating (or choosing) a user account that will be used to run the Proxy service, consider the following. If Parallel Configuration Manager Proxy and Active Directory will run on different computers, permissions must be granted directly to the user or to a custom group (not a built-in group, like Administrators) to which the user belongs. If the Proxy and AD will run on the same server, you can add the user to a built-in group.

1. Create a Domain User

The user configuring Parallels Configuration Manager Proxy must be a domain user. To create a domain user:

1.1. On the computer running Active Directory, click Start > Administrative Tools > Server Manager.

1.2. In the Server Manager window, navigate to Roles / Active Directory Domain Services / Active Directory Users and Computers / <domain-name>.

1.3. Right-click Users and select New > User in the context menu.

1.4. In the New Object - User dialog, type Full name, User logon name, and click Next.

1.5. Type the password in Password and Confirm password fields and click Next.

1.6. Click Finish.

2. Local administrator rights on the computer running the Parallels Configuration Manager Proxy.

2.1. Log into the computer that will run the Proxy.

2.2. Open Server Manager and navigate to Configuration / Local Users and Groups / Groups.

2.3. Right-click the Administrators group and select Properties in the context menu.

2.4. In the Select Users dialog, click Add and add the domain user you've created earlier. Click OK and click OK again.

3. The DCOM Remote Activation permission.

3.1. On the computer where the SMS Provider is installed, click Start > Administrative Tools > Component Services.

3.2. In the Component Services window, navigate to Console Root / Component Services / Computers / My Computer / DCOM Config. Scroll down to Windows Management and Instrumentation, right-click it, and then click Properties in the context menu.

3.3. Click the Security tab. The Launch and Activation Permissions section will have either the Use Default or the Customize option selected depending on your server configuration. Set the DCOM Remote Activation permission for the user as follows:

4. Full Administrator rights in Configuration Manager.

4.1. Log into the computer running the Configuration Manager console.

4.2. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to Administration / Overview / Security.

4.3. Right-click Administrative Users and click Add User or Group in the context menu.

4.4. In the Add User or Group dialog, click Browse, find the domain user that you created earlier, and then click OK. The user will appear in the User or group name field in the Add User or Group dialog.

4.5. Click the Add... button in the Assigned security roles section.

4.6. In the Available security roles list, select Full Administrator and click OK.

4.7. Click OK to close the Add User or Group dialog.

5. Permissions in Active Directory.

If the CN=System / CN=ParallelsServices / CN=PmaConfigMgrProxy-<site-code> container exists in Active Directory, the user must have Read, Write, and Create All Child Objects permissions on it.

6. Permissions on SCCM Network Share.

Service account must have read and write permission on the \\sccm-server\SMS_site-code\inboxes\ share:

  1. Open \\sccm-server in a file browser.

  2. Right click the SMS_site-code folder and choose Properties.

  3. Click the Sharing tab.

  4. Click the Advanced Sharing... button.

  5. In the Advanced Sharing dialog, click the Permissions button.

  6. In the Permissions for SMS_site-code dialog, click the Add... button.

  7. Select a user that will be used to run the service and click OK.

  8. Select the user that you’ve added in the previous step (if it's not selected automatically) in the Group or user names list.

  9. Select Full Control for the selected user in the Permissions for user-name section.

  10. Click OK in Permissions for SMS_site-code.

  11. Click OK in Advanced Sharing.

  12. Click Close in SMS_site-code properties.

  13. Go to \\sccm-server\SMS_site-code\inboxes in a file browser.

  14. Right click on and choose Properties.

  15. In the Properties dialog, click the Security tab.

  16. Click the Edit... button under Group or user names.

  17. In Permissions for, click the Add... button.

  18. Select the user that will be used to run the service and click OK.

  19. Select the user that you’ve added in the previous step (if it's not selected automatically) in the Group or user names list.

  20. Select the following permissions in the Permissions for user-name section:

    • Read & execute
    • List folder contents
    • Read
    • Write
  21. Click OK in the Permissions for dialog.

  22. Click OK in the Properties dialog.

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