When I login via RDP to a Windows Server 2012 system and attempt any administrative task (such as managing IIS), I get the following error after typing the password:


What user role must be granted in order to perform this sort of tasks?

The user currently has membership to these groups:

  • Administrators
  • Backup Operators
  • Distributed COM Users
  • Power Users
  • Remote Desktop Users
  • Users
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    Is 'iisadmin' part of the Administrators group? Sep 2 '14 at 12:11
  • @gtirloni, added more information regarding the user roles. Sep 2 '14 at 12:14
  1. Open gpedit.msc
  2. Navigate to "Computer Configuration / Windows Settings / Security Settings / Local Policies"
  3. Ensure Administrators group is allowed to login locally and through RDP

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