The Authorization Manager console is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in. You can run the Authorization Manager console as a stand-alone console, or add it to any MMC console.

Administrators is the minimum group membership required to complete this procedure. Review the details in "Additional considerations" in this topic.

Add the Authorization Manager snap-in to MMC
  1. Click Start, type mmc in the Start Search box, and press ENTER.

  2. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, verify the information presented, and then provide the requested permission or credentials.

  3. On the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in.

  4. In the Available snap-ins box, click Authorization Manager, and then click Add.

  5. Click OK.

Additional considerations

  • Depending on the configuration of your computer, the User Account Control dialog box may or may not appear. It will not appear if you are logged in with the built-in Administrator account (the local Administrator account is disabled by default in this version of Windows).

  • By default, members of the local Administrators group have sufficient rights and privileges to complete this task. In your environment, security may be managed so that non-administrators have additional rights.

  • If User Account Control is enabled, it can be configured to allow non-administrators to enter the credentials of an administrator to complete administrative tasks without being a member of the Administrators group.

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