Configuring user settings

Follow the steps below in each section for your operating system.

Note

Please contact your local administrators who are responsible for configuring the servers for BMC products if you encounter any issues while creating or setting up the environment variables.

Windows

 Configure the Windows environment for non-administrator users

(Optional) Create a user account

  1. Click Start, and in the Search programs and files box, type mmc compmgmt.msc, then press Enter.

  2. In the left pane of Microsoft Computer Management Console, expand Local Users and Groups.
  3. Right click the Users folder, then click New User.

  4. Type the appropriate information in the dialog box, and then click Create.

  5. Ensure that the User must change password at next logon checkbox is  not selected.
    This will ensure that the BMC License Usage Collection Utility will not prompt the user to change their password.
  6. When you finish creating user accounts, click Close.

 Windows Server 2003

Note

The following steps are required only for Windows Server 2003.

  1. In Windows Explorer, right click the executable C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe.
  2. Select the Security tab.
     
  3. On the cmd.exe Properties dialog, and add the following permissions to it:
  • Read

  • Read and Execute

 Add the required groups to the new user
  1. In the left pane of Microsoft Management Console, expand the Users folder.
  2. Right click the user name, then click Properties.
  3. Select the Member Of tab.
  4. Click Add, then add the following groups:
    • Distributed COM Users 

    • Performance Log Users

    • Users



  5. Click OK.


 Verify password settings for non-administrator users
  1. In the left pane of Microsoft Management Console, expand the Users folder.
  2. Right click the user name, then click Properties.
  3. Ensure that the User must change password at next logon checkbox is not selected.
    This will ensure that the BMC License Usage Collection Utility will not prompt the user to change their password.  
 Configure WMI user access permissions for non-administrator users
  1. Select Start, then enter wmimgmt.msc and press Enter.
    This opens the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) console (wmimgmt).

  2. In the console tree, right-click WMI Control, and then click Properties

  3. On the WMI Control Properties dialog, Click the Security tab, then click the Security button.


  4. On the Security for Root dialog, select the License user, then select the Allow check boxes for each of the following permissions:
    • Execute Methods

    • Enable Account

    • Remote Enable

    • Read Security

  5. Click the Advanced button.
  6. On the Advanced Security Settings for Root dialog, select the License user, then click the Edit button.
  7. On the Permission Entry for Root dialog, from the Apply to list, select "This namespace and subnamespaces", then click OK.
     

UNIX

 (Optional) Create a new user

Note

The user should be authorized to connect remotely using SSH.

If you want to add a new user, create the new user with the useradd command on the UNIX operating system. 

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