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impeterlarsen
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My account is not added as system administrator

Hi,

I am installing Power BI Report Server , May 2021 on a blank laptop and when connecting to Report Server it is telling me i am not allowed. This has been a recurring issue and i am looking for the final guide to how do i ensure that the executing account is added as system administrator?

 

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d_gosbell
Super User II
Super User II

Typically the local admin group will be automatically added as an admin. So if you run your browser as admin then login to the portal you should then be able to add your normal account as an admin to the home folder and the system admin roles.

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Petebro
Microsoft
Microsoft

The above will work, but you'll have to use Internet explorer as admin specifically because of a quirk of how NTLM and local admin accounts work. You should also be able to connect remotely to the machine you installed RS on to add the username explicitly. 

 

This is something we are investigating trying to fix for September release.

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Petebro
Microsoft
Microsoft

The above will work, but you'll have to use Internet explorer as admin specifically because of a quirk of how NTLM and local admin accounts work. You should also be able to connect remotely to the machine you installed RS on to add the username explicitly. 

 

This is something we are investigating trying to fix for September release.

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d_gosbell
Super User II
Super User II

Typically the local admin group will be automatically added as an admin. So if you run your browser as admin then login to the portal you should then be able to add your normal account as an admin to the home folder and the system admin roles.

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