Partial workaround for NetBackup UAC “Run As Administrator” annoyance

Isn’t it annoying how NetBackup 7.x seems to need you to randomly run bits of it “As Administrator” or from an Administrator command prompt on Server 2008 R2?

For example, running the BPMedia command from a normal (non-Administrator) command prompt yields:

C:\Users\rcmtech>"C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin\admincmd\bpmedia.exe" -suspend -m B00166 -h
nbserver bpmedia: terminating - cannot open debug file: Permission denied (13)


Simple (and relatively safe) solution to the above problem: grant the <servername>\Users group Modify access to the Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\logs folder (and all subfolder/files).

I have yet to test what other functionality is magically fixed by the above, if I find anything I’ll update this page. If you find anything, please let me know.

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