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Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

Authorization Manager can be run as a stand-alone console or as a snap-in added to a Microsoft Management Console (MMC).

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

To start Authorization Manager

  1. Click Start , type azman.msc in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

  2. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, provide the requested permission or credentials.

Additional considerations

  • Authorization Manager opens without a default authorization store. To use Authorization Manager, you need to create or open an authorization store.

  • You can configure your own MMC that includes Authorization Manager as part of that console. For more information, refer to "Additional references" in this topic.

  • Authorization Manager opens with the same configuration as at the time you closed the console.

  • 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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