This section provides information on the account permissions required for installing/upgrading and using Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager and its components.
Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager
Account used to run the setup
The account used for product installation must have the local Administrator permissions on the target machine.
To create a new Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager database during the setup process, the account must have the CREATE ANY DATABASE permission on the SQL Server level. After the database is created, this account automatically gets a db_owner role and can perform all operations with the database.
Note: If a database is created in advance (by a database administrator or SQL Server administrator), the setup account must have the db_owner role for the database.
To upgrade an existing Enterprise Manager database, the account must have the db_owner role.
Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager service account
It is recommended to use the Local System account as the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager Service account. If you set another account to run this service, this account must have the following permissions:
To add Active Directory user or group accounts to the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager roles, the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager service must be started under the Active Directory service account that has permissions to enumerate Active Directory domains. Active Directory users have enough permissions to enumerate Active Directory domains by default. If you use the local machine account instead, you will get the "Cannot find user account DOMAIN\username" error.
Enterprise Manager user
To be able to work with the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager web UI, users must be assigned the Portal Administrator, Portal User or Restore Operator role. For more information, see Configuring Security Settings.
vSphere Web Client Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication (optional)
The account used to install the plug-in and the vCenter server account must belong to the same Active Directory domain in case of cross-domain access.
The account used to install the plug-in must be assigned the following vCenter Server permissions:
Veeam Backup Search Server (optional, used for compatibility with legacy deployments)
Local Administrator permissions are required on the Veeam Backup Search Server console to install the Microsoft Search Server and the Veeam Backup Search components.