A non-administrator user who tries to start the System
Restore utility on a Windows XP-based computer may receive the following error message:
You do not have sufficient security
privileges to restore your system.
Please contact your site administrator,
or log out and log in again as an administrator and try again.
In addition, the System Restore tab, under System Properties, is not present.
This behavior can occur because
only users who have administrator accounts can start or configure the System
Restore utility on a Windows XP-based computer. All other user accounts receive the preceding error
message when they try to use this utility.
This behavior can also occur if the user who is attempting to start or configure
the System Restore utility does not have one of the following five permissions:
- Manage auditing and security log
- Take ownership of files or other objects
- Shut down the system
- Back up files and directories
- Restore files and directories
This behavior is by design.