WA Agent: Windows Jobs Fail with <Insufficient privileges> Error code 1314
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WA Agent: Windows Jobs Fail with <Insufficient privileges> Error code 1314


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CA Workload Automation AE - Business Agents (AutoSys) CA Workload Automation AE - Scheduler (AutoSys) Workload Automation Agent


Jobs running on a Windows Agent fail with an <Insufficient privileges> error. The joblog and/or spool (Autosys: autorep -J <job_name> -t A), file shows the following error:

CAWA_E_20038 CreateProcessAsUser failed due to: A required privilege is not held by the client. Error code: 1314



Component: SYSAGT

OS: Windows


When the WA Agent service on a Windows machine is configured to run as a local or domain user rather than the local System account, the local or domain user must have the following...

1. User must be part of the Administrators Group

2. Required User Rights
Act As A Part Of The Operating System
Access This Computer From The Network
Logon As A Service
Increases Quota
Logon As A Batch Job
Log On Locally
Replace A Process Level Token
Create a token object
Create global object
Impersonate a client after authentication
Take ownership of files and other objects

The CreateProcessAsUser error mentioned above is specific to the "Increases Quota" and "Replace A Process Level Token" user rights. In the Microsoft reference for the CreateProcessAsUser function, the privilege requirements are defined as follows.

Typically, the process that calls the CreateProcessAsUser function must have the SE_INCREASE_QUOTA_NAME privilege and may require the SE_ASSIGNPRIMARYTOKEN_NAME privilege if the token is not assignable.

SE_INCREASE_QUOTA_NAME - Required to increase the quota assigned to a process.
User Right: Adjust memory quotas for a process.

SE_ASSIGNPRIMARYTOKEN_NAME - Required to assign the primary token of a process.
User Right: Replace a process-level token.

If the local or domain user running the WA Agent service does not have both of these user rights, the jobs will fail with the <Insufficient privileges> error.