Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Error during install of MOSS 2007 - The process does not possess the 'SeSecurityPrivilege' privilege.

I got a strange error while installing MOSS 2007 yesterday at a client. I've installed MOSS a hundred times, so I knew everything was ok. The error I was getting was "

11/26/2007 16:20:47  7  ERR  Failed to create the configuration database. An exception of type System.Security.AccessControl.PrivilegeNotHeldException was thrown.  Additional exception information: The process does not possess the 'SeSecurityPrivilege' privilege which is required for this operation."

This post I read pointed out that  the user running the install needs to have the “manage auditing and security log” privilege. You can see below that even though I was a local admin, I didn't have that privilege. The permission was changed, I logged out and back in, and the install worked fine.

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1 comment:

Ed said...

Thanks for the tip. It also happened to me installing WSS 3.0