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Campus Computer - Requesting Administrative Privileges
This document provides instructions on how to request an exception to allow you to have local administrator privileges on your campus computer.
Campus Computer Safety
In order to meet UW System Information Security Policy, the default computer setup does not provide the user with local administrator privileges. This prevents the user from installing software or printers on their own. This should not be a problem for most users, since each computer has a software center from which they can install campus software and printers.
Requesting an Exception to have Local Administrator Privileges
Information Technology acknowledges that there may be specific job tasks or research activities that do require local administrator privileges. To request an exception, allowing you to retain local administrator privileges, please email the Help Desk (email@example.com) with your computer number(s) and the specific software you are using that requires administrative privileges to work.
Information on Software Centers
If you need further assistance please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 920-424-3020 or firstname.lastname@example.org