We have a SharePoint 2013 farm and were retracting a solution; we were using Chrome browser. In the browser our site was open in two tabs and in one tab was central admin. When we were trying to retract a solution through central admin we were getting an “Access Denied” error. We are logged in with user having Administrator rights so it seems not to be a user permission issue.
It was a very small fix but I thought to share, as maybe it can save you time.

Error and Stack Trace
Access denied. Only machine administrators are allowed to create administration service job definitions of type

It seems to be a weird error. No user permission issue.

We Googled a lot and then got the below article related to the same issue but not the exact one.


In the above article the exact issue isn’t mentioned but at least we got an idea. We have closed the browser, opened the central admin again with the run as administrator option, tried again and it worked like a charm.

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