LsaAddAccountRights function (ntsecapi.h)

The LsaAddAccountRights function assigns one or more privileges to an account. If the account does not exist, LsaAddAccountRights creates it.


NTSTATUS LsaAddAccountRights(
  [in] LSA_HANDLE          PolicyHandle,
  [in] PSID                AccountSid,
  [in] PLSA_UNICODE_STRING UserRights,
  [in] ULONG               CountOfRights


[in] PolicyHandle

A handle to a Policy object. The handle must have the POLICY_LOOKUP_NAMES access right. If the account identified by the AccountSid parameter does not exist, the handle must have the POLICY_CREATE_ACCOUNT access right. For more information, see Opening a Policy Object Handle.

[in] AccountSid

Pointer to the SID of the account to which the function assigns privileges.

[in] UserRights

Pointer to an array of LSA_UNICODE_STRING structures. Each structure contains the name of a privilege to add to the account. For a list of privilege names, see Privilege Constants.

[in] CountOfRights

Specifies the number of elements in the UserRights array.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the return value is STATUS_SUCCESS.

If the function fails, the return value is an NTSTATUS code, which can be the following value or one of the LSA Policy Function Return Values.

Return code Description
One of the privilege names is not valid.

You can use the LsaNtStatusToWinError function to convert the NTSTATUS code to a Windows error code.


If you specify privileges already granted to the account, they are ignored.

For an example that demonstrates calling this function, see Managing Account Permissions.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header ntsecapi.h
Library Advapi32.lib
DLL Advapi32.dll

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