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Campus Computer - Requesting Administrative Rights

This document provides instructions on how to request an exception to allow you to have local administrator rights 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 rights. 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 Rights

Information Technology acknowledges that there may be specific job tasks or research activities that do require local administrator rights. To request an exception, allowing you to retain local administrator rights, please fill out this form.

Exception Request Process

  1. Once your request is received, staff will evaluate the need to see if it can be met using our standard deployment tools.
  2. If it can't, then we will ask your supervisor, Dean/Director, and the CIO/CISO to approve your request.
  3. If all approve, then the request will be granted.
NOTE: The exception will need to be renewed annually.

Information on Software Centers



If you need further assistance please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 920-424-3020 or helpdesk@uwosh.edu




Keywords:admin rights computer administrator   Doc ID:83727
Owner:Laura K.Group:UW Oshkosh
Created:2018-07-17 11:08 CDTUpdated:2018-07-17 11:08 CDT
Sites:UW Oshkosh
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