1.1. Granting Symbolic Link Privileges


You must have privileges to create sybolic links, prior to installing HDP for Windows. If you attempt to install HDP for Windows without symbolic link creation privileges, your MSI installation fails with the following error:

CREATE-USER: Setting password for hadoop
CREATE-USER: Granting SeCreateSymbolicLinkPrivilege
CREATE-USER: <installation_package_path> -u WIN2012\hadoop +r SeCreateSymbolicLinkPrivilege
CREATE-USER FAILURE: Failed to grant SeCreateSymbolicLinkPrivilege
HDP FAILURE: Failed to create Hadoop user


To work around this issue, ensure that symbolic link creation privileges have been granted to the users group, in advance of performing your installation.

If granting symbolic link privileges to the users group conflicts with your company's security policies, you can create the hadoop user manually, in advance of your installation.

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