Failed: Can't get security info for $:\BAServerRepository. Check your access rights

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

The following error message displays during file-based repository creation for Business Analyst (BA) Server:

"Failed: Can't get security info for $:\BAServerRepository. Check your access rights."


This error occurs if the BA Server repository is being created with a FAT32 file system type on a Windows 2003 Server operating system. FAT32 uses a different security model than the NTFS file system.

Solution or Workaround

  • Change the BA Server repository location to an NTFS file system.

Article ID:000009877

  • ArcGIS Business Analyst Enterprise

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