When you open the Client Tools you receive the error message "Only system administrators can perform this action" even though you are logged in as a local administrator.

This can be caused by the wrong authentication settings being configured in the IIS virtual directory.


  • Open the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager tool

  • Browse to the XIA Automation virtual directory

  • Ensure that "Anonymous Authentication" is disabled, and that only "Windows Authentication" is enabled.