You receive the below error when attempting to store and retrieve encryption keys in the Server Configuration Portal:
Error: retrieving encryption key
The process does not possess the 'SeSecurityPrivilege' privilege which is required for this operation.
This issue occurs when the Administrators group is removed from the 'Manage Auditing and Security Log' Policy in the Local Security Policy.
In order to resolve this issue, follow the below steps:
- On your Management Server, open the Local Security Policy MMC Snap-In.
- Navigate to Local Policies > User Rights Assignement.
- Add the Administrators group to the 'Manage Auditing and Security Log' Policy.