We are trying to run SharePoint Migration Assessment tool given by microsoft, but it is failing in pre validation with below errors.

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Can someone please guide on this?

  • Is the user account you are using farm admin? Make sure you are running the tool using farm admin account. Nov 12 at 15:58

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Do you know that SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT) also includes an assessment tool? Because this is a more modern tool from Microsoft than the "old" SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool (SMAT).


In your case, the issue is that the user which start the executable is not a SharePoint administrator. You can "run as different user" the program with shift + right click and enter the login/password of the SharePoint farm admin.

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