IT Services

Backing Up in Windows as a Non-Administrative User


1. Introduction

Although TSM can only back up an entire machine's filestore when running under an administrative account, it can be run under a non-administrative account in one of two ways.

2. Under a normal user account (32-bit XP only)

3. To run a TSM backup from an account belonging to the Backup Operators group (XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 2008, 2008R2, 8)

Note that as a consequence of running TSM as a non-administrative user, you will be prompted for the TSM password irrespective of the setting of the PasswordAccess to Generate in the configuration file. This is because the account will not have rights to access the encrypted TSM password in the Registry.

The README notes from Tivoli on this subject are reproduced in the following document on access rights.