System Center Configuration Manager Installation Access is denied


How to resolve the error during installation of System Center Configuration Manager 2012 with a external MSSQL 2012 Database?

Error Log

2/12/2016 7:33:26 AM: ConfigMgrSetupWizard Information: 1 : Reading wmi to get Clustered SQL information on server [SRV-DB-06.******.local].
2/12/2016 7:33:26 AM: ConfigMgrSetupWizard Error: 1 : Exception message: [Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))], Exception details: [System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))

The Computer Account as by Microsofts documentation is member of BUILTIN\Administrators and BUILTIN\Distributed COM Users. The necessary firewall ports are open. And remote management exceptions are enabled.

asked on Server Fault Feb 15, 2016 by Hupfauer

1 Answer


The account, that executed the System Center Configuration Manager installer must be added as BUILTIN\Distributed COM Users.

If the account is e.g. the <DOMAIN>\Administrator, it is not sufficient. You than have to add the <DOMAIN>\Administrator> to the BUILTIN\Distributed COM Users on the database server and restart the Windows Management Instrumentationservice.

answered on Server Fault Feb 15, 2016 by Hupfauer

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