Using WireGuard on Windows as non-admin - proper solution?

Jason A. Donenfeld Jason at
Wed Nov 25 11:30:00 CET 2020

On 11/25/20, Riccardo Paolo Bestetti <pbl at> wrote:
> On Wed Nov 25, 2020 at 2:08 AM CET, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
>> Hi Riccardo,
>> Interesting consideration. I didn't know that.
> I didn't know that either until I tried to deploy WireGuard on a laptop
> yesterday! It seems not to be documented anywhere.
> The group has been around since Windows XP afaik, however I have no idea
> whether the associated licesing chicanery has also been around that long.
>> Can you not add that group manually need be?
> I'm not an expert on Windows, but a quick lookup on the net suggests you
> cannot create a local group with a specific SID.

I'm not convinced this is the case. We're talking about a local group.
Surely there's some on-disk representation of available groups and
associations, no? This line of inquiry needs to be fully exhausted
before we even consider alternatives.

Has Microsoft documented this limitation?

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