Manage HCK User Accounts

An HCK user account is automatically created for the person who installed the HCK Controller, and that account is granted administrator privileges within HCK. A person who has a HCK user account with administrator privileges is called a HCK administrator.

HCK administrators can create new HCK user accounts or modify the permissions of existing HCK user accounts.

Important  

To create a HCK user account for a domain user, as opposed to a user account for a local user, you must be logged on to the HCK Studio computer as a domain user with administrator rights on the local machine.

 

If you try to create a HCK user account for a domain user while you are logged on as a local user with administrator rights, an error message will appear informing you that the user for whom you are trying to set up permissions does not exist in the domain. The domain referred to in the error message is the local machine and not the domain to which it is connected.

Assigning Roles

When you create a new user account for a HCK user, you must also assign a datastore role for the user.

The following is a list of the HCK datastore roles that you can assign a user when you create the new user account.

RoleDescription

hck_DSGuests

With a guest user account, you can log in without having a user account to access the HCK datastore. This level of access is very restricted and only allows the user to view the results of a job.

hck_DSUsers

To obtain access to a Microsoft SQL Server database, you must have a corresponding user account for that database.

This user account allows the HCK user to perform several of the basic tasks associated with logo testing. See the permissions table that follows for more details

hck_DSAdministrators

If a user is assigned this role, that user has administrator privileges on the local system and is able to install a system. Additionally, if the host computer is part of a Windows domain, the Administrator account usually has domain-wide privileges as well.

hck_DSOwners

The datastore owner is a user that has permission to perform all activities in the database. See the permissions table that follows for more details.

To the HCK Studio user interface, the HCK_DSOwners and the HCK_DSAdministrators roles are the same. However, the level of access a user has to the HCK datastore itself when he or she is assigned the HCK_DSOwners role far surpasses the level of access a HCK_DSAdministrators user has. As such, you must only assign the HCK_DSOwners role to users who are very knowledgeable about Microsoft SQL Server.

 

Permissions Table

hck_DSGuestshck_DSUsershck_DSAdministratorshck_DSOwners

Schedule/Run jobs

X

X

X

Create Jobs

X

X

X

Edit Jobs

X

X

X

View Results

X

X

X

X

Delete Jobs

X

X

Cancel Jobs

X

X

Add Users

X

X

Remove Users

X

X

 

Creating a HCK User Account

  1. From your controller, select Start>All Programs> Windows Kits>Hardware Certification Kit>HCK Manager.

  2. Select Tool>Management Console.

  3. In the left pane, expand Console Root.

  4. Expand your datastore, right-click Users, and then click New User.

  5. In the Datastore User Properties - New User dialog box, in the top pane, type the user name of the person you are creating a HCK user account for using the format domain\username, where domain is the user's domain or workgroup name, and username is the user's user name.

    Note  

    If you are creating multiple user accounts, separate each user with a semicolon.

     
  6. In the Datastore Role pane, select the HCK_DSOwners check box.

    Warning  

    You can assign multiple roles to a new user at the same time. To grant this user administrator privileges, select the hck_DSAdmins check box also.

     
  7. Click OK.

Granting Permissions

Complete the following procedure to grant a HCK user permission to run jobs on a machine pool.

  1. From your controller, select Start>All Programs> Windows Kits>Hardware Certification Kit>HCK Manager.

  2. Select Explorers>Job Monitor.

  3. Select your HCK controller from the drop-down list box at the upper-left corner.

  4. In the Machine Pool pane, expand the machine pool hierarchy, right-click the machine pool that you want the user to be able to run a job on, and then click Properties.

  5. On the Security tab, click Add.

  6. In the User List dialog box, click the user name, and then click OK.

    Warning  

    If the user name does not appear in the user list, the user does not have a HCK user account. Create the user account, and then give the user permission to run jobs.

     
  7. In the bottom pane of the Properties dialog box, select the Execute Jobs check box and clear any check boxes for permissions that you don't want the user to have, and then click OK.

 

 

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