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There are certain permissions required to connect to an OLAP server through the OLAP Manager or through DSO script:
You will see the following error message if you do not have permission on the registry key:
You will see this error message if you do not have permission to access the share:
-2147221456 : Cannot open the following registry key on the server computer <computer name>): SOFTWARE\Microsoft\OLAP Server\Server Connection Info
Hence, make the user part of the OLAP Administrator's group to successfully administer OLAP Server from the OLAP Manager or from DSO. Note that a client doing OLAP analysis, issuing MDX queries through the OLE DB provider (this includes ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) and ADOMD, Excel, Office Web Components, and third party front end tools), does not read the registry on the server and does not require permission on the MsOLAPRepository$ share.
-2147221466 : Your permissions on the server computer do not allow you to administer this OLAP server.
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