You shouldn't require "Administer build permissions" to Clone a Build - by David Crookes

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Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 4/30/2013 1:46:16 PM
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You cannot clone a build unless you have the permission "Administer build permissions" which is described as "Users who have this permission can administer the build permissions for other users.".

You shouldn't have to to grant this permission to allow a build to be cloned as you are providing to much privilege.  I'd expect this to action to be linked to to "Edit Build Definition"
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Posted by Microsoft on 5/6/2013 at 6:24 AM
Clone Build Definition is a powertool, not part of the core VS product. It hits this error because it is trying to replicate the security settings of the original build definition onto the new one. It should be a warning rather than an error since, as you pointed out, the operation basically works without it.

Transferring this bug to the powertool team.
Posted by Microsoft on 5/2/2013 at 1:50 AM
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Posted by David Crookes on 5/1/2013 at 4:22 AM
Further to this I can confirm that after the error is displayed the build does actually get cloned.

The last test on this was using VS2012 version 11.0.60315.01 Update 2
Posted by Microsoft on 4/30/2013 at 1:53 PM
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