Windows Admin Center on Server 2019- Enableing RBAC on WAC

RAWAT Virender OBS/OCB 67 Reputation points

Hi Team,

Can I enable RBAC to use Windows Admin Center?
I have created 3 Groups of people.

  1. Administrator >>> full Access to WAC environment.
  2. System Administrator >> they Can create VM, shutdown, reset VM
  3. Help Desk >> They Can only View WAC but are not able to perform any Activity on WAC.

is this possible ? if yes so please suggest the steps.

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  1. JimmySalian-2011 41,916 Reputation points


    Yes it is possible, please follow the article and at this moment you cannot create or use custom roles as per the requirement but the basic RBAC model is available:


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  2. RAWAT Virender OBS/OCB 67 Reputation points

    Thanks, Jimmy,
    my issue is still not resolved yet..
    let me share what steps I followed here.
    I have created user and AD Group
    AD Group >> WACHelpdesk
    User Name >> WAChelp

    I have added the above AD Group to windows Admin center > Settings > Access>> add Gateway user.

    Not, I am able to connect with WAC with the helpdesk user but not able to add any server or Cluster here.

    its says, ErrorYour credentials didn’t work—try again..

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  3. JimmySalian-2011 41,916 Reputation points


    You need to enable the JIT access on the servers you will be managing, just follow the steps and script if you have multiple servers to enable JIT and access to manage the servers.


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  4. RAWAT Virender OBS/OCB 67 Reputation points

    Hi Team,

    still issue is there!! let me explain my steps

    1. I am testing over HCI plateform. i have created 3 nodes cluster and enabled Role Based Access control on each Nodes.


    Role-based access control
    Role-based access control:Applied
    You can help increase security by using role-based access control (RBAC) to grant users just enough administration ability in Windows Admin Center, without making them administrators on the computer. You can assign users to one of the following roles:
    Windows Admin Center Administrators
    Allows users to view and manage most tools.
    Windows Admin Center Hyper-V-Administrators
    Allows users to manage Hyper-V virtual machines and switches. Other tools are available in read-only mode.
    Windows Admin Center Readers
    Allows users to view most tools, but doesn't allow them to make any changes.


    I have created 2 user and added that user to "windows Admin Center Readers" Group (Lusrmgr.msc).

    Now when i login with that user and trying to access Cluster so it looks login but getting error and its keep loading..

    Error: RemoteException: The term 'New-CimSession' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.

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