How to Change the Orchestrator Users Group
Updated: May 13, 2016
Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator
You might want to change the Orchestrator users group after installation because of changes in your environment. For example, you might want to use a local group during installation, and then change it to a domain account later.
You can change the Orchestrator Users group by using the PermissionsConfig tool, which is located on the management server in <InstallDir>\Management Server. The syntax of this tool is as follows:
Note that the PermissionsConfig tool does not send results to standard output. To view the results of the command, check the %errorlevel% in the Orchestrator log file that is located at C:\Users\SCXSVC\AppData\Local\SCO\LOGS. The results are 1 for failure, 0 for success.
You can get an explanation of the parameters for the PermissionsConfig tool by typing the following command:
The following table explains the parameters.
|OrchestratorUsersGroup||The name of the group to use for Orchestrator permissions.|
|OrchestratorUser||If this parameter is specified with a user name, the user is granted immediate access to Orchestrator whether a member of the specified group or not. This is to prevent the requirement for the user to log off and on if the group has just been created.|
|Remote||Indicates that the Runbook Designer can be run from a computer other than the management server.|
For example, to change the Orchestrator users group to a group that is named Orchestrator Users in a domain that is named Contoso, use the following command:
PermissionsConfig –OrchestratorUsersGroup "Contoso\Orchestrator Users" -remote
You must run the PermissionsConfig tool at a command prompt with administrative credentials because it modifies group memberships. To do this, right-click the Command Prompt icon to select Run as Administrator.