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Monday, July 28, 2008

Unable to setup MOSS SSO Service

When attempting to setup Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Single Sign On Service, you receive the message:

You do not have the rights to perform this operation.

Even though you are logged in as the System Account or an account that is a farm administrator. The problem here is the actual Microsoft SSO service; open Services (Start > Administrative Tools > Services) and find the MS SSO Service. Right click on the service and select properties - click the Log On tab and check to see what account it is using - if it is the Local System, that is incorrect (this is the default setting). You must change this to be SharePoint Service account or the account running the Application Pool for SharePoint.