Windows Admin Center Extensions cannot be installed using standard user Windows Session
Windows Admin Center installed on Windows 10 1909. Logged in with an account in Windows with standard user permissions. Right-click and run-as on Windows Admin Center and enter admin credentials. There is no process spawned running my admin credentials.
Launching Edge or Chromium Edge or Windows Admin Center with standard user credentials will launch the page just fine, but I receive an error trying to install any extensions for the Windows Admin Center with error message "Couldn't install the extension: 'Active Directory (Preview)'. Error: Access denied. Unable to perform requested operation. Administrative privilege is required."
The old version of Edge doesn't allow for run-as. Chromium Edge and Google Chrome browsers do allow for run-as, but fails to load the Windows Admin Center with those admin credentials with error "You are not authorized to view this page. If you recently updated Windows Admin Center, you may need to restart your browser, and then refresh the page."
Norio Sashizaki commented
Peter Roots commented
When I first installed WAC it was possible to run it as admin so it defaulted to using admin credentials and let me install or update extensions. Now it does not, as mentioned here. The only way to update or install an extension is kill the running instance of WAC, log on to machine as admin, run WAC, add or update extension. Kill running instance of WAC, log back on as self and run WAC again. Hardly user friendly or helpful
Dennis Peabody commented
Bryan Hazelbaker commented
Yes please. Can't install extensions as local user (who is not local admin, access denied), and can't launch WAC as domain admin (access denied). I'm using a local non admin account to run WAC with cmdkey to provide credentials to the remote servers. No way to install extensions this way. Thanks so much, love the WAC!