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Installing VMware vCenter Converter Standalone fails with the error: Insufficient permissions to connect to IP_Address (2002995)

Symptoms

  • Cannot install VMware vCenter Converter Standalone
  • Installing vCenter Converter Standalone fails
  • You see the error:

    Insufficient permissions to connect to
    IP_Address

  • The source machine is running Windows 2008, Windows Vista, or Windows 7

Cause

This issue occurs if User Account Control (UAC) is enabled while you are trying to install the Converter Standalone Agent on the source machine.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, log in to the Windows machine as the local administrator and disable UAC.

To disable UAC on Windows Vista or Windows 2008:

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Click User Accounts.
  3. In User Accounts window, click User Accounts.
  4. In the User Accounts tasks window, click Turn User Account Control on or off. If UAC is configured, you see a message.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Deselect the Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer option and then click OK.
  7. Restart the system for the changes to take effect.
To disable UAC on Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2:

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Click User Accounts.
  3. In the User Accounts window, click User Accounts.
  4. In the User Accounts tasks window, click Change User Account Control settings.
  5. Drag the slider in the next window to Never notify.
  6. Restart the system for changes to take effect.

Tags

standalone-converter-uac

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